Ozzie Guillen loves Robin Ventura and Rick Hahn.
In response to the comments made by the White Sox manager and general manager downplaying Guillen's statement he wishes one day he could return to the dugout for the South Siders, Guillen made it clear he didn't mean to offend the franchise. Guillen tweeted three times Saturday that he doesn't want Ventura's job and hopes to see him and Hahn succeed with the White Sox.
"Please I want Rick and Robin to win," Guillen said. "I am a fan of both. They are my friend. I am a Sox fan."
On Tuesday, Guillen said he'd like to mend his relationship with the White Sox, who he left to take a managerial job in Miami in September 2011. Guillen, who owns a 678-617 mark and led the 2005 Sox to a World Series title, and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf had a chance to talk at Guillen's son's wedding earlier this month.
Asked if he'd like to return to the White Sox as a manager, Guillen said "I wish," before acknowledging saying yes would be disrespect to Ventura, who took over in 2012. Guillen then said after Ventura gets tired of the position he'd love another chance.
Ventura said the comments didn't bother him, nor did they surprise him. He also said he doesn't care who would follow him once he's done. Hahn said he didn't see the comments but said he wants to win with Ventura.
Check out the tweets below:
please i want to rick and robin to win iam big fan offboth they are my friend iam sox fan iam won then to we win— Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) July 19, 2014
i want to the white sox to win whit robin and rick iam a white sox fan— Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) July 19, 2014
iam never ever want venturas job so much respect and love for him not be confuse please— Ozzie Guillen FND (@OzzieGuillen) July 19, 2014