Reports: David Ross to become next Cubs manager

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CHICAGO (WIFR) -- The Chicago Cubs will hire David Ross as the team's next manager, according to multiple reports.

The official announcement is expected to come on Thursday. ESPN and USA Today have confirmed the decision.

Ross will replace Joe Maddon as manager. Maddon spent the last five seasons as the Cubs' manager and lead the team to its first World Series title in 108 years in 2016.

Ross retired as a World Series champion after the 2016 season.