After eight seasons with the organization, Jim Leyland has stepped down as the manager of the Detroit Tigers.
The 68-year old Leyland said he made up his mind about retiring back in September. Leyland guided the Tigers to three division titles and two American League Championships.
“It’s time. I don’t think it would be fair to this organization, the players, the media, the fans, and anyone else for me to go on,” said Leyland at his press conference on Monday.
Leyland will continue to work with the Tigers, but in a different role that has yet to be determined. The Tigers hired Leyland as the team’s manager back in 2006.