Chicago White Sox: Bring back Ozzie Guillen

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox stands in the dugout against the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on September 24, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox stands in the dugout against the Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field on September 24, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox won 6-3. (Photo by Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images) /
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Ozzie Guillen has not managed a major league team since 2012. It is time for the former Chicago White Sox manager to return.

The Chicago White Sox are on the hunt for a new manager. After a 35-25 record that involved their first trip to the postseason since 2008, manager Rick Renteria was fired. If the White Sox are going to take that next step forward, it will come with a new voice at the helm.

General manager Rick Hahn already knows what he is looking for in his new skipper. He wants someone with a championship pedigree to guide the franchise forward, especially as their young talent continues to blossom.

Hahn also stated his preference for someone to come in from outside the organization, but that should not be a factor. This is particularly the case when the White Sox have someone who fits their stated desire for a championship pedigree already in the organization with Ozzie Guillen.

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When last we saw Guillen on the bench, it was in the midst of a disappointing 2012 campaign with the Marlins. That season began as a disaster after Guillen praised Fidel Castro, and just continued to go down the tubes as the high priced roster dramatically underperformed expectations.

But the fiery Guillen had success during his stint with the White Sox. He won two AL Central pennants, and in 2005, guided the franchise to their first championship since 1917. Chicago had a winning record in five of his eight seasons on the South Side, as he posted a 678-617 record. Nonetheless, the White Sox have indicated that he will not be a candidate for the opening, something that should be reconsidered.

Guillen would be the antithesis to the calmer Renteria. His mouth and temper have often gotten him in trouble in the past, and may not fare well in the modern era. But Guillen is a known commodity for the White Sox, especially as he remains around the team as a part of the studio pre and postgame shows.

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Ozzie Guillen has that championship pedigree the Chicago White Sox are looking for and is a known commodity. Why not bring him back for a second tour of duty?