OAKLAND (KDKA) — According to reports, the Pirates will start the search for a new manager next week.

The San Francisco Chronicle says Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson will be heading to Pittsburgh to interview for the position.

“The @sfchronicle has learned that A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson will interview for Pirates’ manager job”

Christenson is a former player who spent time with the Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers as an outfielder from 1998-2003.

After his playing career ended, Christenson started coaching in the minor leagues in the Athletics system. He was promoted to the MLB club as a bench coach in 2018.

The Pirates fired manager Clint Hurdle on the day of the final game of the season back in September.