President-elect Donald Trump has been a busy man this week, having filled many key positions.
He has made his choices for the key roles of Homeland Security, Labor Secretary, Small Business Administration, EPA administrator, and Defense Secretary, among others, and is now working to fill to fill the position of ambassador to Japan.
His transition team is working diligently to find the best of the best, and they have announced that Trump is interested in a former Mets and Red Sox manager, who is also a former National Baseball League player for the role of ambassador.
Bobby Valentine is in talks with Trump’s team.
Valentine, a former Major League Baseball player who also managed Japan’s champion Chiba Lotte Marines, is on the short list for the diplomatic post, according to WEEI Radio in Boston, where Valentine, 66, once managed the Red Sox.
Valentine, now athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., has engaged in discussions with Trump’s transition team, WEEI said. Both Valentine and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the University of Southern California.
Valentine’s ties to Japan would make him a great choice for the position.
Source: NY POST