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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Following one of the most head-shaking Cleveland Guardians losses in recent memory Labor Day, manager Terry “Tito” Francona confessed that it could be time to hang it up.

Over the couple weeks, the 64-year-old’s been hinting at retirement, even making public plans for multiple surgeries in the offseason, but he’s never said anything to the effect of: “I am retiring without a doubt.”

  • Manager Terry Francona

On Aug. 22, the most winningest coach in Cleveland baseball history explained why he didn’t want to explicitly lay out his plans, saying “I don’t want to lie or I don’t want to fib.”

On Tuesday, the skipper spoke with MLB Network Radio, still not exactly setting a decision in stone, but yet admitting he thinks “it’s time.” Here’s what he had to say:

“I’ve been pretty clear with people. I don’t want to have the last month be a send of or a pity party because that’s not how I feel. But, it’s time and my body is telling me that, my head is telling me that and I don’t want to stay on for the wrong reasons. I hope I have too much respect for not just the game, but for this organization to do that. So, I’ve been pretty clear with the guys I work for and told them to start preparing.”

Francona, 64, has been with Cleveland for 11 seasons. He has dealt with multiple health issues over the last few years.