The Chicago White Sox have received permission from the Los Angeles Angels to interview Hall of Fame skipper Tony La Russa for the team's vacant managerial position, multiple media outlets reported.
La Russa currently serves as a senior adviser to the Angels. The 76-year-old has not managed a major-league team since retiring after winning the 2011 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The White Sox are in need of a manager after parting ways with Rick Renteria on Monday.
La Russa, who began his managerial career with the White Sox at age 34 in 1979, is the third-winningest skipper in baseball history with 2,728 victories over 33 years with Chicago, the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis. He has won three World Series titles, one with the Athletics (1989) and two with the Cardinals (2006, 2011).
Since leaving the dugout, he has worked in front offices of the Arizona Diamondbacks (2014-17), Boston Red Sox (2018-19) and Angels.
La Russa was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. He is a four-time Manager of the Year.
Renteria was named manager of the White Sox on Oct. 3, 2016, replacing Robin Ventura. In four seasons, he led Chicago to a 236-309 (.436) mark and one postseason appearance.
The White Sox finished the abbreviated 2020 season with a 35-25 record, tied for second place in the American League Central.
In the wild-card round against the Athletics, the White Sox took the series opener after Lucas Giolito stymied Oakland en route to a 4-1 win but dropped the next two games of the best-of-three series.
--Field Level Media