Date: 18th February 2015 at 1:46pm
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Lee Johnson isn’t ruling out becoming the next Barnsley manager but has basically told the Manchester Evening News that the decision rests mainly in hands of the Oldham board.

Johnson has been installed as ‘the bookies favourite’ to become the next Barnsley manager but he says he’s focused on his job at Oldham and believes he’s wanted too so leaving is up to the board at Boundary Park to decide what happens.

That of course is assuming we do make an approach, what they want to happen next would determine if he left Oldham but it isn’t going to be his decision to leave the play-off chasing side….

‘If the club receive interest then it’s up to them whether or not they accept. That goes for anybody though and not just for the situation at Barnsley.

‘As far as I’m concerned I’m happy in the job at Oldham and I get on really well with the players, the staff and everybody else.

‘The board has always said that they want me to remain and I have two and a half years left on my contract so it won’t be my decision to leave.’

When he saw that ‘Johnson’ was the favourite he thought that would be his Dad as Gary Johnson is out of work at the moment having been sacked by Yeovil recently.

He went on to say that he is ‘an ambitious manager’ that would like to ‘manage in the higher divisions’ but would ideally want this to be with Oldham and, in his mind, feels he’ll be ‘in the dugout’ when the take on Leyton Orient at the weekend.

Do we rule him in our out then?

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