Lloyd McClendon, right, interviewed for the Mariners manager job before the 2011 season but lost out to Eric Wedge. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)
Detroit ó Lloyd McClendon might have his choice of managing jobs.
In addition to being the first candidate to interview for the Tigers' vacancy, McClendon, Detroitís hitting coach, confirmed via text Saturday night he will interview in Seattle as well for the job he won almost three years ago.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports was the first to tweet the Mariners are interested in the Tigers' hitting coach.
McClendon lost out in Seattle before the 2011 season to Eric Wedge, who is now rumored as a candidate to manage the Chicago Cubs. McClendon interviewed with the Tigers on Thursday.
The positions with Seattle and Detroit are hardly similar, though. The Mariners have not contended recently but have a promising pitching staff. The Tigers have won three consecutive American League Central titles and will no doubt be favored to win a fourth in 2014.
There's no guarantee McClendon will be hired by either team. But if he is atop the list of both, it could come down to who makes the first offer.
Morosi also tweeted that former major-league manager Ozzie Guillen has not been contacted by the Tigers.
And in a phone conversation with The Detroit News on Saturday, Tigers coach Tom Brookens said he has not been contacted, either.