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Brewers have multi-year deal in place for next manager; will not be Ron Gardenhire

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Despite speculation, the former Twins skipper will not take over managerial duties for the Brewers.

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The Brewers reportedly have a multi-year deal in place for their next manager following the firing of Ron Roenicke, general manager Doug Melvin confirmed to Greg Matzek of WTMJ.

That means the Brewers are not going with an interim manager (which likely rules out coaches like Jerry Narron) and indicates the team could have a deal in place with someone outside the organization, or at least someone who is not already in the coaching structure, like a Craig Counsell.

One thing we do know, however: The Brewers next manager will not be former-Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

Gardenhire had managed the Twins for 13 years, eight of which were winning seasons. However, he was let go following the 2014 campaign after going 265-383 the last four years. He immediately became the source of speculation as a possibility for the Brewers when Roenicke's firing was announced, but that does not appear like it will happen.

Another source of speculation has been Craig Counsell, who has been working in the Brewers front office since retiring after the 2011 season. He's slowly become a hot commodity in baseball over the last couple of years, with some regarding him as a strong choice to some day manage.

When asked by Tom Haudricourt earlier Sunday night, Melvin had no comment regarding Counsell, saying he could not disclose information in that regard until the team's press conference Monday morning.

The rest of the Brewers coaching staff will remain in place.