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Ozzie Guillen shrugs off job concerns

Ozzie Guillen

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, second from left, argues a call with an official during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Miami. Mindful of speculation his job might be in jeopardy, Guillen says he’s glad he rented a house in Miami rather than buying when he took the job. Guillen says he expects to be back for a second season with the Marlins next year, but he understands why others might think otherwise. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


Asked about’s Ken Rosenthal’s report Friday that he might be fired at season’s end, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen didn’t sound like a man worried about his job.

“Ha. Ha. Ha,” Guillen chortled. “That’s the last thing going through my mind every day, if I’m going to have a job next year. I’m going to have a job. I don’t know if it’s managing the Marlins, but I will have a job. I don’t know if it’s managing in the big leagues, but I will have a job.”

The fashion conscious Guillen lamented that the worst part of possibly being fired would be the move.

“The worst thing about my job is pack my house in Miami,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of clothes. But after that, nope.”

Of course, he would miss the lively club scene as well. Asked about the Marlins’ big-ticket shopping spree over the winter, Guillen responded: “I didn’t spend money on anyone. ... I spend my money on women. I don’t spend my money on guys.”

Guillen’s Marlins lost to the Mets tonight to fall to 66-85 on the season. They’re 1 1/2 games behind the Mets for the worst record in the NL East.