CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen wants a contract extension and soon.
Guillen, who has one year remaining on his contract, says he does not want to be a lame duck manager going into 2012. Instead, he’d like the White Sox to tell him before this season ends if they want him beyond next season.
Guillen is planning a trip to Spain with his wife two days after Chicago’s final game on Sept. 28, and he’s unsure if White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf will let him know on an extension before he leaves the country.
Chicago, expected to contend for the AL Central title, is finishing a disappointing season. The White Sox are in third place with a 74-78 record and were eliminated from the playoffs last week.
The 47-year-old Guillen is completing his eighth season as Chicago’s manager.