Despite receiving a hearty endorsement from former teammate CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez says he hasn't even considered himself a possible candidate for the New York Yankees managerial vacancy.
"I've never thought about that," Rodriguez told Mark W. Sanchez of the New York Post. "I've always thought that one day, ownership could be interesting."
The Yankees have begun interviewing for the vacancy following Joe Girardi's dismissal last month after a decade with the organization, though it's not believed Rodriguez is on the list of interviewees.
Sabathia hasn't been the only one to mention Rodriguez's name as a future manager. Prior to last season, Girardi, ironically enough, predicted that Rodriguez could one day find himself leading a team.
"I think Alex would probably prefer to manage, if he was going to do anything, because I think he likes all the strategy of the game," Girardi said at the time. "I wouldn't be surprised if you saw him in uniform."
Since retiring near the end of the 2016 season, Rodriguez has spent some time around the Yankees in an advisory role, but his main ambitions have come away from the team - serving as an analyst for FOX Sports, while also appearing on the TV show "Shark Tank."
Rodriguez believes the Yankees' managerial position will be highly coveted, as he considers it one of the most prestigious jobs in sports.
"I will say that being a manager for the New York Yankees is almost like POTUS, like one of those jobs that anybody and everybody should and would pay attention to," Rodriguez said. "Because the New York Yankees are the greatest franchise in sports, not only in America but in the entire globe."