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By Tristan Deschenes 11/18/2018

Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn’t going anywhere for quite a while. The Red Sox extended Cora’s contract through 2021 with a team option for 2022. Cora is coming off an almost perfect managerial debut, guiding the 2018 Red Sox to the greatest season in franchise history. The Red Sox racked up 108 regular season wins and cruised through the postseason en route to World Series Championship.

Both sides are excited about the extension, as Red Sox chairman Tom Werner gave lots of praise to his manager. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to a historic championship season,” said Werner. “We know we are in good hands, and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” 
After the deal was signed, Cora expressed his appreciation for the 2018 season and also looked forward to next season. “I’m glad that they came up to me and they talked about it. My family, we appreciate that. We’re just happy to be here. We have a great team, and we’re going to good next year. Hopefully, we can do the same thing we did this year.”
Cora finished as the runner up for the AL Manager of the Year award behind Bob Melvin. Cora became the 5th manager in league history to win a World Series in his first season as a manager and also became the 5th manager in Red Sox history to win a World Series in his first year as the head man.