The Detroit Tigers have interviewed at least one candidate to be their next manager.

Lloyd McClendon confirmed to MLive.com this afternoon that he interviewed with the Tigers.

"All I can tell you is I interviewed for the job" McClendon said. "The process went well and I'm just waiting for the process to end."

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski felt the same way.

"It went well" Dombrowski told MLive.com via text message.

McClendon whose contract as hitting coach for the Tigers expires in a week managed the Pittsburgh Pirates for five seasons from 2001 to 2005. He is thought to be the frontrunner to become the next manager of the Tigers by many but the field of candidates could be a wide one.

McClendon 54 had a 336-446 record during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He interviewed a year ago to be manager of the Miami Marlins.