Kevin Youkilis offered two suggestions for the next Red Sox manager

Former Boston Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis, right, shakes hands with Dustin Pedroia (15) after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Kevin Youkilis shakes hands with Dustin Pedroia after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Boston. –AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

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After Wednesday’s departure of John Farrell, the search for a new Red Sox manager has begun. A couple names have been kicked around as a potential replacement, but Dave Dombrowski gave no indication of which way the club was leaning in a press conference at Fenway Park.

Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis shared his thoughts on who he’d like to see interview for the job. The two-time World Series champion tweeted shortly after the news broke: “Hoping Demarlo Hale and [Alex Cora] get an interview to be Red Sox manager.”

Hale is currently the bench coach of the Toronto Blue Jays but has a number of ties to Boston. The 56-year-old had a brief minor league stint as an infielder for the organization’s farm system in the 80’s. After his playing career, Hale assumed a number of other roles within various organizations, including the Red Sox. He worked as both a third base coach and the team’s bench coach under Terry Francona.

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Cora is currently the bench coach of the Houston Astros but also has a previous connection to the city. Cora played four seasons with the Red Sox and was a member of the team’s 2007 World Series championship squad. The 41-year-old just completed his second season in Houston.