Sources: Counsell bolts Brewers to manage Cubs

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Nov 6, 2023, 01:39 PM ET

Craig Counsell is leaving the Milwaukee Brewers to go the manager for the Chicago Cubs, sources confirmed to ESPN.

It's a blockbuster determination for Chicago, which had David Ross arsenic their manager but volition present spell with Counsell, who had spent the erstwhile decennary with their National League Central rival Milwaukee. Ross was nether declaration for the 2024 season.

Counsell, 53, had besides interviewed for the New York Mets and Cleveland Guardians managerial openings. The Guardians hired Stephen Vogt arsenic manager and sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan that the Mets are hiring New York Yankees seat manager Carlos Mendoza arsenic their manager.

In 9 years with the Brewers, Counsell won 3 NL Central titles and managed Milwaukee to the postseason successful 5 of the past six years, including a division-winning 92-70 people successful 2023.

The Cubs finished 83-79 past season, finishing 2nd down the Brewers.

The quality was archetypal reported by The Athletic.