the interesting thing about wanting a former MLB manager is it takes out Hale and Dave Martinez, too. A name to watch is Pete Mackinin. He's the bench coach for Sling Blade on the Philth. He has ties to all 3 versions of the Nats, having worked with the Twins, the Rangers, and the Expos. One of the first two candidates the Red Sox interviewed, along with Dale Sveum. Has had some time as an interim manager. I assume if the Sox had him identified, Theo would know about him, too.
[reading that again, it is MLB managing or coaching experience, so I guess Hale or even Bo Porter would be in the mix]