Manuel Gets Contract Extension

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The Phillies have extended the manager Charlie Manuel's contract through 2011. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

The Inquirer's Jim Salisbury is reporting from Las Vegas that the Phillies have extended Charlie Manuel's contract through 2011.

The Phillies first picked up Manuel's club option for 2010, then guaranteed 2011.

Manuel, 64, will make $1.5 million next season and $1.7 million in 2010. He was seeking somewhere approaching $3 million in 2011.

Manuel led the Phillies to their second World Series championship in 126 years. He has guided the Phillies to back-to-back National League East championships, the first time they have made the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 1980-81. Since Manuel has been at the helm, the Phillies have had the second-best record in the National League at 354-294 (.546).

Manuel is ninth on the Phillies’ all-time win list.

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