Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson was appointed manager of Cheltenham Town on 30 March 2015.  Previous to this he was the manager of  Yeovil Town.

Johnson has been involved in six promotions during his coaching career and has also managed at national team level.

Johnson began his managerial career at Cambridge United in 1993 after assisting manager John Beck to two promotions as well the quarter-finals of The FA Cup on two separate occasions.

He went onto have an extremely successful first spell in charge at Yeovil Town winning The FA Trophy in 2002 as well as securing Football League status for the first time in the club's history.

Johnson then went one further by leading Yeovil to another promotion, securing the League Two title in 2004/05.

After managing Yeovil, Johnson became manager of Bristol City in September 2005.

In his first season in charge, Johnson led City away from relegation zone before achieving automatic promotion the following season with a second place finish in 2006/07.

After promotion, Bristol City enjoyed a great season under Johnson's leadership. The team went all the way to the Championship play-off final, narrowly missing out to Hull City at Wembley.

Johnson and Bristol City parted company in March 2010 - at the time he was the 9th longest serving manager in English football.

Johnson was then appointed the new manager of Peterborough United on April 6, 2010. He remained with the club until January 2011 with the Posh firmly in contention for promotion from npower League One - a goal in which they ultimately achieved.

Gary was then confirmed as the new manager of Northampton Town on March 4, 2011. After taking charge at Sixfields, Johnson guided the Cobblers to a positive finish in the 2010/11 campaign. He remained with the club until November 2011.

He remarkably guided Yeovil to the Championship for the very first time in 2012/13 by winning the play-off final. This success resulted in him being named the npower League One Manager of the Year.

In recognition of his successes with Yeovil, Johnson was presented with the  Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014.

Gary has also served as Academy Director at Watford, under manager Graham Taylor, and his international experience was with Latvia, being their national coach in 1999.

Honours (11)
  • personal-awards
    • Yeovil Town:
      • Manager of the Year, League One, (Season 2012/13)
      • Football Manager - Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award, (Season 2013/14)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (December 2004)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (September 2004)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (September 2003)
    • Bristol City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (March 2007)
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (April 2006)
  • promotions
    • Yeovil Town:
      • Promotion to npower Championship, (Season 2012/13)
      • Promotion to Football League Division Three, (Season 2002/03)
    • Bristol City:
      • Promotion to Coca Cola Championship, (Season 2006/07)
  • league-titles
    • Yeovil Town:
      • Coca Cola League Two Champions, (Season 2004/05)
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