Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson agrees new deal

Oldham manager Lee Johnson looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Oldham Athletic at Molineux on October 22, 2013
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Oldham Athletic boss Lee Johnson signs a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Boundary Park.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson has signed a fresh three-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

The 32-year-old, who became Latics boss in March last year, will now remain at Boundary Park until the summer of 2017.

"I am loving working here, it's been an unbelievable topsy-turvy year but I am loving it," Johnson told Oldham's official website.

"I have been here around 10 months which places me about 40th in the list of long-serving managers, which shows the state of football at the moment.

"I have got greyer, grumpier and have put a bit of weight on, but I'm loving it - I love the club. The new contract extension makes me feel valued by the owner and the board. I know I will get it right and that I will be given time to do that, at what is a fantastic club."

Johnson's side are currently 17th in League One.

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