The Milwaukee Brewers are in need of a new manager for the first time since 2015. That is when Craig Counsell took over for Ron Roenicke. Aside from Ken Macha, who managed in 2010, those two were the only skippers that the team had for over a decade.
Replacing Craig Counsell will be no easy task, but conversations are currently being held. Milwaukee started casting a preliminary net a while back, but now they will need to cast a full net as they look for the next leader of their team.
During a zoom interview Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio opened up on his approach to finding a new manager. He deferred all candidate questions to GM Matt Arnold, but he did have a pretty unique response as to the qualities of a manager that he is looking for.
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio opens up on search for new manager.
Prior to the news of Craig Counsell signing with the Cubs, Mark Attanasio began reaching out to players and team leaders about the organization’s strengths and areas of improvement. In regards to whomever is brought in next to manage the Brewers he cited clubhouse culture as one very important factor.
“We have a really good thing. I give Craig credit for helping to build that, and for adding all these coaches, all of whom have stayed. So we’re going to look for a manager who can continue having a terrific clubhouse culture and that can help us keep winning and hopefully get over the hump in the playoffs.”
It is important to note that Mark Attanasio indicated that all of his coaches are staying. This includes bench coach Pat Murphy. He has been Craig Counsell’s right hand man and immediately slots in as one internal candidate to consider being promoted to manager.
Additionally Mark Attanasio did mention the bit about getting over the hump in the playoffs. Craig Counsell led teams are 1-10 over their last 11 playoff games and they have not won a postseason series since 2018. Mike Shildt, former St. Louis Cardinals manager, is one external candidate Milwaukee could consider in which he recently won in the playoffs as the Cardinals went to the NLCS in 2019 with him at the helm.
It will be interesting to see who becomes the next manager of the Brewers. Candidates should start emerging soon.
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Mark Attanasio made his money through his successful career as an investment management executive spanning over 35 years. Apart from being the chairman and principal owner of the Brewers, he is also a managing partner of Crescent Capital Group, LP, a Los Angeles-based alternative asset management firm co-founded by him in 1991. His financial expertise and business ventures have contributed to his wealth accumulation.
Mark Attanasio currently owns the Milwaukee Brewers, purchasing the team in 2004 for 223 million. According to Forbes, the Brewers are now valued at 1.2 billion, ranking 24th in the MLB in terms of worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mark Attanasio, the principal owner of the Brewers, is estimated to be worth 700 million. He made his fortune as a co-founder of Crescent Capital Group, a multinational asset management firm with over 26 billion in assets under management.