Davey Johnson hopes to return to the Nationals
Manager Davey Johnson recently told The Washington Post he has a feeling of “unfinished business” and wants to return as manager:
“Is there some unfinished business? Yeah, there’s some unfinished business. But that’ll be up to ownership. That ball is in their court. I don’t have a bad feeling, and I don’t mind waiting until November like last year.”
The Nationals faced a crushing loss last season in a winner-take-all postseason game against the Cardinals, losing a four-run lead.
Johnson currently has a contract with the team to be an adviser next season, a contract that would have to be reworked.
“I’d like to be back. They haven’t asked me my opinion,” he told [The Washington Post]. “But I have a good relationship with Rizzo and we’ve talked about if I come back, we’ve had some discussion on the coaching staff and players. I don’t have a contract. I guess when they get around to it, they’ll get around to it.”
While Johnson said he and general manager Mike Rizzo have discussed a possible return, the ultimate decision rests with the team’s ownership.