Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy has confirmed that Alex Cora will return for the 2020 season.

The Red Sox fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski earlier this week.

"(Owners) John Henry, Tom Werner and I spent a lot of time yesterday with Alex and spent some time with the players and expressed our confidence and support for Alex and the incredible job he has done," Kennedy told WEEI in Boston.

"He has been everything you would want in a manager and I can’t speak more highly of Alex and the job that he’s done. And the job I know he’ll do as we move forward."