'It couldn't be clearer': J-Lo backs A-Rod for Yankees' vacant managerial position as team finishes interviews with six OTHER candidates

  • The Yankees declined to re-sign manager Joe Girardi after the season despite the fact that he guided the team to the American League Championship Series
  • New York was eliminated by the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros
  • Alex Rodriguez retired in 2016 and has since served as a television analyst
  • Lopez tweted: '#arodforyankeesmanager'

Former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is the perfect candidate to become the 35th manager in team history, or so says his entertainer girlfriend?Jennifer Lopez.

The singer-actress retweeted an article about the Yankees' manager search on Thursday in which she lent some support to the retired 42-year-old slugger.

'It couldn't be clearer,' she tweeted, adding, '#arodforyankeesmanager.'

(From left) Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, and former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. On Thursday, Lopez voiced her support for her boyfriend Rodriguez's candidacy for the Yankees' vacant manager position?

(From left) Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, and former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. On Thursday, Lopez voiced her support for her boyfriend Rodriguez's candidacy for the Yankees' vacant manager position?

The Yankees declined to re-sign manager Joe Girardi despite the fact that the team reached the American League Championship Series, where New York fell to the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros.

Under Girardi, the Yankees won the World Series in 2009, but according to a number of reports, the team is looking for manager who does a better job of connecting with players.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced Friday morning that the team is done interviewing candidates.

'I'm closing the doors on the six we've interviewed,' Cashman said Friday, according to the New York Post. 'From that, we'll make a recommendation. It's time to make a recommendation to ownership and go from there.'

Rodriguez was not interviewed for the position.

'It couldn't be clearer,' Lopez wrote, adding '#arodforyankeesmanager'

'It couldn't be clearer,' Lopez wrote, adding '#arodforyankeesmanager'

'She's a good coach to have,' Rodriguez told ET about Lopez. 'I think we're just best friends. We just love spending time together. Our kids love each other, so it's a good thing'

'She's a good coach to have,' Rodriguez told ET about Lopez. 'I think we're just best friends. We just love spending time together. Our kids love each other, so it's a good thing'

Cashman's candidates reportedly include the recently retired Carlos Beltran, ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone, San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Yankees executive Rob Thomson, former Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge, and Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward.

Like Rodriguez, both Beltran and Boone played for the Yankees.

While it does not appear her support will help him land the Yankees managerial position, Rodriguez described the 48-year-old Lopez as a 'great coach' in his personal life.

'She's a good coach to have,' he told ET. 'I think we're just best friends. We just love spending time together. Our kids love each other, so it's a good thing.'

'It's what it's all about,' he continued. 'It's a good time for us, and it's great to be supporting and loving towards each other.'

Manager Joe Girardi of the Yankees is seen in the dugout during Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday, October 20, 2017

Yankees GM Brian Cashman (left) did not re-sign Joe Girardi (right), despite the fact that he guided them to a title in 2009 and to the American League Championship Series this season

Rodriguez retired as a member of the Yankees in 2016 after a 22-year pro baseball career?

Rodriguez retired as a member of the Yankees in 2016 after a 22-year pro baseball career?

Aaron Boone's off-season knee injury in 2004 prompted the Yankees to acquire Rodriguez in a trade with the Texas Rangers

Carlos Beltran (left) and Aaron Boone (right) have both been interviewed for the Yankees' job

Born in Washington Heights – across the Harlem River from The Bronx, where Lopez was born and raised – Rodriguez grew up in the public spotlight in Miami as he developed into one of the biggest prospects in baseball history.

He was taken by the Seattle Mariners as a shortstop with the first pick of the 1993 draft and went on to be named to 14 All-Star Games while winning three American League MVP awards and the 2009 World Series as a member of the Yankees.

Rodriguez served as a guest instructor during the Yankees' spring training in 2017

Rodriguez served as a guest instructor during the Yankees' spring training in 2017

In 2000, he signed what was at the time the largest contract in baseball history: a 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers worth $252 million.

After Boone suffered an off-season knee injury before the 2004 season, the Yankees traded for Rodriguez to play third base alongside longtime friend, Yankees shortsotp Derek Jeter.

While he was never admired in New York the way Jeter was, Rodriguez did produce, knocking 351 home runs while batting .283 average in a dozen seasons with the Yankees.

Rodriguez became a lightning rod for controversy as baseball dealt with its steroid problem in the early 2000s.

In 2009, Rodriguez eventually admitted to using steroids as a member of the Rangers between 2001 and 2003. Later, while recovering from a hip injury in 2013, Rodriguez allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs in connection to a massive scandal with a clinic named Biogenisis.

In August of that year, Major League Baseball suspended him 211 games without pay for his involvement in the scandal. He appealed but eventually missed the entire 2014 season.

Rodriguez retired from the game with 696 home runs, 329 stolen bases, 2,086 RBIs, and a .295 average.

Actress Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony with Alex Rodriguez before a subway series game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium in 2005

Actress Jennifer Lopez and then-husband Marc Anthony with Alex Rodriguez before a subway series game between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium in 2005

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