Bobby V is finally gone. If the Sox have any intelligence, they will hire a guy based on other things besides baseball x's and o's. To manage in Boston, you need to A, get respect from the players and fans.......and B, have the ability to deal with the media every day and keep issues in-house.
Valentine was NOT wired to deal with the pressure, the expectations, and the players did not like OR respect him. They need to hire a guy like Jason Varitek or Ryne Sandberg. Varitek is beloved in Boston, the fans, media, and players would all respect him immediately, and he obviously knows a thing or two about baseball strategy. Sandberg is very level-headed, and gains immediate respect because he was a hall of fame player.