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Davey Johnson hopes to return to the Nationals

Davey Johnson Former Nationals manager Davey Johnson recently said he would like to return next season.

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.

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