‘It Couldn’t Be Clearer’- When Jennifer Lopez Backed Alex Rodriguez to Be the Next New York Yankees Manager

Published 07/17/2022, 11:15 AM EDT
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 02: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2020 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Palm Springs International Film Festival)

Back in the late 2010s, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez made a darling couple in America. Even though the two belonged to different fields, A-Rod and Jennifer understood each other the best. After bidding farewell to the game in 2016, A-Rod found his love interest in the Hollywood star, Jennifer Lopez.

A-Rod and Jennifer dated for over four years. The two were even set to marry each other. However, things did not work out between them, and the celebrity couple called their relationship off in 2021. But during their relationship days, A-Rod and Jennifer always held each other’s back.


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Even when the New York Yankees fired their then-manager, Joe Girardi, Jennifer backed her ex-fiancee, A-Rod, to become the new manager of the Pinstripes. However, it was not a possibility for the Yankees to hire a player who just retired a season back. And instead, they hired Aaron Boone (their current manager).

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But given his experience and deep knowledge of the game, the former Yankee would bring something extra to the table. However, from the Yankees’ perspective, A-Rod was not even an option to lead their team.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

It was A-Rod’s then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, who hyped his name for the next Yankees manager. Taking to Twitter, she even shared an article titled, “The best and only choice for Yankees’ manager is obvious.” Notably, the article discussed why A-Rod should be the next Yankees manager.


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Per TMZ Sports, A-Rod himself had publicly denied that he is not keen to become the Yankees manager.

A-Rod has played for three MLB franchises in his 22-year-long baseball career. But he has always been vocal about his love for the Pinstripes. And if given the chance, he will not mind managing the New York Yankees in the future.


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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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