Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo has been contacted by several teams with managerial vacancies. But he has asked all parties to wait until after the World Series to further discuss their situations.

"I don't want to do anything to take away from what we're trying to accomplish here," Lovullo said Tuesday. "This is too important."

Lovullo, 48, has played a pivotal role in helping turn around the Red Sox and has nine seasons of experience managing in the minors. He was on John Farrell's staff in Toronto from 2011-12 as the first base coach before joining him in Boston.

The Cubs and Tigers are two teams Lovullo has ties to. When Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was with the Red Sox, he hired Lovullo to manage Triple A Pawtucket in 2010.

Lovullo was drafted by the Tigers in 1987 and was with that organization through 1990.