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Reports: Johnson agrees to manage Nationals for one more year

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Washington manager Davey Johnson and the Nationals have reached agreement on a one-year contract, and Johnson plans to retire as a manager following the 2013 season, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Johnson will manage one last season and then become a special adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo in 2014, the Washington Post reported.

Johnson, who will turn 70 in January, is given much of the credit for the National's first National League East title this past season.

Johnson was recently named The Sporting News' NL Manager of the Year, and he is a finalist for the NL Manager of The Year Award, which is voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Johnson had said this week he still has some things to accomplish with the Nationals, who lost to the Cardinals in the NL Division Series. He wants to win the World Series in 2013.

He has led four different teams to the playoffs, and he was the Mets' manager when they won the 1986 World Series.
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