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Those who think Jason Varitek would make a good MLB manager may find Sam Kennedy's latest comments intriguing.

The Red Sox President and CEO was asked Wednesday if Varitek is a candidate to become Boston's next manager after the team agreed to part ways with Alex Cora on Tuesday.

Here's Kennedy's response:

It's not appropriate to talk about specific managerial candidates, but Jason is a beloved not only alum but member of our organization, and our hope and desire has been for him to continue to take on more and more of a role as he develops the next stage of his baseball career.

Varitek, who spent his entire 15-year playing career with the Red Sox, joined the team's front office in 2012 as a special assistant to then-general manager Ben Cherington.

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He's had the same title -- "special assistant to the general manager" -- ever since, aiding the Red Sox in personnel decisions while also mentoring their players.

Varitek has managed to stay out of the spotlight, so it's unclear if he'd even want to pursue the Boston manager job.

But Kennedy suggested the Red Sox have bigger plans for the 47-year-old former catcher, who's a fan favorite after winning two World Series titles in Boston.

Considering the urgency to fill Cora's vacancy, we'll find out soon enough if those plans include a managerial role.