07:21 AM ET 10.09 | In the City of Brotherly Love, a door remains ajar for Charlie Manuel. When the Phillies fired [Manuel], the team indicated the 69-year-old manager could have a lifetime job in the organization. Manuel was not immediately ready to accept the offer. He believed he could still lead another team. Talks between Ruben Amaro Jr. and Manuel have continued into the offseason. Amaro, the general manager, said they spoke a few days ago. He reiterated the franchise's desire to retain Manuel in some advisory role, similar to what the team did with Dallas Green and Pat Gillick. "Charlie is in the process of deciding what he wants to do," Amaro said. "He would be a valuable member of our organization. I think he could help in a variety of ways. Hopefully we can work it out. We have made him an offer."