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Varitek is on his way to having a great future after life as a player.
When the Red Sox were looking for a new manager before hiring Bobby Valentine and then John Farrell, Jason Varitek's name floated around.
He is a raw talent for a managerial role right now, but he could be molded into a manager in the future.
Varitek has the leadership, knowledge, and experience needed to thrive as a manager. He has everyone's respect and attention at all times and has established a commitment to making everyone better around him.
That is the perfect model for manager.
According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, "Even when Jason Varitek was in his playing prime, projections were rampant that he would one day become a Major League manager."
Becoming a manager will take some time and may not be the role that Varitek desires, but he is without a doubt the right man for a managerial job.
He may find his first break as a bullpen coach or bench coach before joining the rank of manager in the future.
According to Ricky Doyle of NESN.com, Varitek could be in line to replace former Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck:
The former Red Sox captain rejoined the organization in September as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, and it’s long been assumed — even during Varitek’s playing days — that Tek would someday become a coach, likely within the Boston organization. Upon hearing of Tuck’s decision to retire, Varitek seems like a logical replacement given his baseball smarts, familiarity with the organization and its players, and, most importantly, his familiarity with Tuck.
Varitek has to choose whether he wants to run the route toward becoming a future Red Sox manager or shift toward the front office and become a general manager or member of the front office.
He is cut out for whichever job he chooses thanks to a great career built on the foundations of leadership, success, and work ethic.
Varitek is already showing that he has a major impact with the players as a special assistant to the GM and his future holds a world of potential.
One day, Varitek could be perched in the Red Sox dugout as manager and he would be a great one due to his experience, leadership skills, passion for the game and overall baseball knowledge.