Bob Melvin stated that he would like to bring back his entire 2014 coach staff, but he might not get that chance.
The A's have granted the Minnesota Twins permission to interview bench coach Chip Hale, according to a KSTP news report.
Following a 70-92 season and a last-place finish in the AL Central, the Twins fired Ron Gardenhire after 13 years as team manager.
Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz and John Russell are other reported candidates to replace him.
Hale also plans to interview for the managing vacancy with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hale, 49, was drafted by the Twins in 1987 (17th round) and played six of his seven MLB seasons in Minnesota.
He was a .277 hitter with a .346 on-base percentage and seven career home runs.
Hale, who previously coached under Melvin with the Diamondbacks in 2006, has been the A's bench coach since 2012.
Source: #MNTwins have contacted Chip Hale, and the A's have granted permission. So expect his interview in the near future.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) October 6, 2014