AP Source: Mets hire ex-Angels manager Collins

Published Nov. 21, 2010 2:08 p.m. EST

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation says
the New York
Mets have hired Terry Collins as their manager.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity Sunday because the two sides were still working on terms of the
contract. The person said an announcement is expected early in the week.

Collins was chosen over a group of finalists that
included Wally Backman, Chip Hale and Bob
Melvin. He takes over for Jerry Manuel, who was fired along with general
manager Omar Minaya in a restructuring of the front office following another
dismal season.