From ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7230926/st-louis-cardinals-name-mike-matheny-team-new-manager
Here’s the great quotes:
Matheny told the Post-Dispatch after interviewing with the Cardinals earlier this month that his lack of managerial experience was “the elephant that walked in with me” to the interview. But that proved not to be a major point of contention, he said.
“That was defused right away. They made it clear that this is a leadership position and that what they were looking for to fill the role is a leader,” Matheny said at the time, according to the Post-Dispatch. “Yes, there are the baseball things and the knowledge of baseball, but we talked a lot about the characteristics that are necessary to be a leader at this level and a leader of that clubhouse.”
Translation: They know I have no proven managerial experience.