It’s not my decision
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 SportsDirect.com Park back in August.