Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens take lead for Yankees manager job

Yanks still expected to interview a few more candidates

Yankees still looking for a manager.

Yankees still looking for a manager. | AP

The Yankees are still in their interview process.

But according to information from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, there were two candidates who stood out from the rest when talking with the New York Yankees board.

Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens are the names that Heyman marks as those that are now the favorites after the first five interviews by general manager Brian Cashman.

Boone is an ESPN commentator who is held in good esteem by the Yankees organization and despite not having experience as a manager is liked by several within the organization.

Meulens, on his part, won three World Series rings with the Giants as a hitting coach and later took the position of bench coach this winter.

He led Holland in the World Baseball Classic and took them all the way to the semifinals.

Both players were part of the Bronx organization playing at third base. Boone is most known for his postseason heroics against the Red Sox.

Cashman is still expected to do a couple more interviews.

Eric Wedge, Rob Thomson and Chris Woodward who have already been interviewed are not considered options at this time.