MILWAUKEE — Brewers manager Craig Counsell will interview with the New York Mets after receiving permission to do so, according to Andy Martino of SNY.

Martino posted the news on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday.

The Brewers had initially said Counsell’s contract would have to expire before being interviewed, meaning they wouldn’t grant him permission.

But they changed course.

Martino said Counsell will be interviewing with the Mets soon. However, he said it’s not a done deal and that Counsell will be exploring “other opportunities, including with the Brewers.” The Mets will also interview other candidates.

The news comes following the Brewers’ season-ending loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL Wild Card Series. The loss put Counsell in the spotlight, making him a free agent of sorts. He didn’t have a contract beyond the most recent season.

Manager since 2015, Counsell owns a 707-625 record. He holds the franchise record for wins and games managed. Counsell had indicated he may want to step away from the sport to watch his sons play college baseball.

The latest move by the Mets follows their hire of former Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.