Joe Maddon, the manager who brought the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title in close to a century in 2016, will not be back with the MLB team next year, CBS Sports reports.
Cubs General Manager Theo Epstein told reporters that he and Maddon "both agreed that this type of change is a win-win," and Maddon confirmed the news Sunday. "We're both going to move on," Maddon added. "Cubs are going to flourish. Hopefully I get the chance to do this somewhere else. But there's no tears shed. It's a good moment for everybody and we're both excited about our futures."
Maddon’s five-year run with Chicago was the most successful for any Cubs manager in decades; along with the 2016 title, he compiled 471 wins, three straight National League Championship Series appearances, and made the playoffs four times in five seasons. Cubs teams also won at least 90 games in four of the five seasons, and won at least three post-season games three times.
Reports indicate that former Cubs catcher David Ross is being considered as Maddon's replacement.