Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum will be introduced as the next manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday morning.
Sveum will replace Mike Quade, who was fired by new Cubs president Theo Epstein following a 71-91 record in 2010.
A former Brewers shortstop, Sveum had been on Milwaukee's coaching staff since 2006, serving as 3rd base, hitting, and bench coach. Sveum also took over as manager in the final weeks of 2008, following the firing of Ned Yost. Sveum led the club to the playoffs in the final games for the first time since 1982.