The New York Yankees are moving on from Joe Girardi. 

On Thursday, GM Brian Cashman thanked Girardi for his ten years 'of hard work' but - as reported by Brian Hock of MLB.com - also said:

 "Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we've decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position."

The ex-Yankee player turned ex-Yankee manager is days removed from an ALCS Game 7 in which his club fell to the Houston Astros. Despite falling short of the World Series, the Yankees vastly exceeded expectations in what was thought to a be a building-for-the-future season.

He leaves the Bronx with 910-710 record (and zero losing seasons), six playoff appearances and the 2009 World Series.

Among the early candidates who could take over a team full of young talent and seemingly primed for success is current Yankee bench coach Rob Thompson, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long - who was a finalist for the Mets managerial post - and former Yankee and current Dodgers advisor Raul Ibanez, the NY Post reported.