John Farrell vows to improve Red Sox Ex-pitching coach welcomed back as Sox introduce manager ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jared Wickerham/Getty Images John Farrell, right, took the reins as the new Red Sox manager on Tuesday when he was introduced by GM Ben Cherington. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images "This is an incredible privilege to be standing here today," Farrell said after becoming the Red Sox's 46th manager. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters Farrell said he wasn't daunted by the scrutiny on Red Sox managers. "I think that's one of the drawing cards to this position," he said. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Said Cherington of Farrell, "His integrity, leadership skills, intelligence are second to none and make him the right person for this job." Charles Krupa/AP The Red Sox welcomed Farrell in a message posted on the scoreboard of the left field wall.