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Davey Johnson Possibly In Final Negotiations To Become Washington Nationals Manager

Adam Kilgore of the Nationals Journal from the Washington Post reports that Davey Johnson is in possibly in final negotiations Friday night to become the manager of the Washington Nationals for the rest of 2011 season and possibly beyond.

The deal isn't finalized, but Davey Johnson is in final discussions to becoming the #Nats manager. http://wapo.st/jvycR5less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

This comes after former manager Jim Riggleman suddenly resigned due to contract disputes on Thursday afternoon.

Kilgore writes in an article that Johnson "was in final negotiations Friday night and could take over Monday, when the Nationals begin a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels."

If true, many believe the Nationals would have successfully replaced one manager for a better manager as Johnson is well respected throughout the league and has experience coaching teams to the playoffs and even the World Series.