Let's face it, there's a weird culture around some Yanks fans that obsess that their favorite former players should now be coaches/managers for the present team. I don't see the reasoning most of the time behind it aside from "THEY WERE GOOD WHEN THEY WERE HERE." Most of your "great" players would never want to coach or manage as they seem to be trying to recover from the mental rigors of the game. Hence why Reggie Jackson has never gone full time into a coaching position, nor has Nolan Ryan. There are many calls for former 96 - 01 players to return to the team in some coaching capacity of late, and in all honesty I just don't see anything else but "fanboy" like reaction to be able to see your favorite player back in uniform.
We are lucky enough to have old timer's day, shouldn't this be enough? Shouldn't the guys who want to coach/manage get the opportunities rather than fan favorites?