Lloyd McClendon, a hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers under manager Jim Leyland for the past eight years, interviewed for Leyland's old job on Thursday.
McClendon, 54, managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2001 to 2005. He was 336-446 before being fired on Sept. 6, 2005. He also has interviewed for managerial jobs in Seattle and Miami over the past few seasons.
"I thought it went very well," McClendon said. "Let's just wait and see."
Leyland, 68, announced his retirement Monday, less than 48 hours after the Tigers were eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Information from ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick was included in this report.