Bucs Broadcaster John Wehner Would Like To Be The Next Pirates Manager

'I think that I’m qualified and I’d be willing to do it'

The Fan Morning Show
October 02, 2019 - 10:04 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - John Wehner doesn’t know how his name got into the conversation but the former Pirates player and current broadcaster says that he’d be interested in being the next Pirates manager.

“That’s always kind of been my passion outside of playing, once you get to play at that ultimate level and I always thought I’d get in uniform and manage at some point in time and kind of a dream job, to manage your hometown team…absolutely,” the Carrick native told the Fan Morning Show.

While it’s not the norm, there have been people who have left the broadcast booth to manage a team.

Wehner spend 11 seasons in the major leagues and does have coaching experience.

“I think that I’m qualified and I’d be willing to do it but if Neal Huntington wanted to interview me, he would call me I would think and bring me in so I’m not going to be knocking on door or calling or texting or throwing my name out there,” said Wehner.

He was the hitting coach for the Altoona Curve for a couple of season.

Another former Pirates player, Jason Kendall has reportedly expressed his interest in the job.

Former manger Clint Hurdle was let go by the Pirates before Sunday's final game of the season.

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