MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ron Gardenhire says he would "love to manage again" but that he's not actively pursuing managerial jobs.

The former Twins manager was hired as a special assistant to Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan in April and said Wednesday he's enjoying the role, which has him instructing and evaluating in the minor leagues.

However, Gardenhire says "if a team decides to make a move and they want to talk to me, I'd be glad to talk to them because I'd love to manage again."

Gardenhire led Minnesota to six postseason appearances in 13 seasons and had a .507 winning percentage. He was replaced by Paul Molitor prior to the 2015 season.

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