It’s not my de­ci­sion

Oldham Advertiser - - SPORT - SHEL­DAN KEAY shel­dankeay@hot­ @Shel­danKeay

OLD­HAM Ath­letic manager Lee John­son has said it will be the board’s de­ci­sion whether or not to ac­cept any ap­proach from Barns­ley over their va­cant manager’s po­si­tion.

John­son has been linked with a move to Oak­well af­ter manager Danny Wil­son was sacked by The Tykes last week.

The Lat­ics boss is cur­rently the book­mak­ers’ favourite for the job, but he in­sists it won’t be his choice to leave.

“If the club re­ceive in­ter­est then it’s up to them whether or not they ac­cept,” he said.

“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.

“I thought the book­mak­ers had the wrong John­son at first when I heard I was favourite for the job as it’s my dad who is out of work at the mo­ment.

“I’m an am­bi­tious manager and I’d love to one day man­age in the higher di­vi­sions and it would be great if we can do that with Old­ham.

“We’re do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to get Old­ham there and at the mo­ment there isn’t any­thing else in my mind­set.

“As far as I’m con­cerned I’ll be in the dugout for the game against Ley­ton Ori­ent on Satur­day.”

Victory for Old­ham in that forth­com­ing game at Bris­bane Road could see them move back into the play-off places.

Lat­ics suf­fered de­feat when they clashed with Ori­ent ear­lier this sea­son, suf­fer­ing a 3-1 loss at Park back in Au­gust.

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