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Full report: Yeovil Town keep Gary Johnson on for two more years

Yeovil Town have followed up their historic promotion to the Championship by tying manager, Gary Johnson, down to a new two-year contract.

It's just over two weeks since the 57-year-old helped the Glovers secure a place in English football's second tier next season following a play-off final win at Wembley.

Matthias Kurth reports:

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Words from Gary Johnson at press conference

Speaking at a press conference at Huish Park earlier, Gary Johnson said:

Lots of good things have still got to happen, but I've got those assurances and it's great for me now to settle down and talk to the players because I'm now going to be the manager here for the next couple of years at least.

I want us all to stay together. It's a great team, I'm getting on well with the board of directors, and I seem to be getting on well with the media judging by the hundreds here in this room.

– Gary Johnson, Yeovil Town manager

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Johnson set to sign new Yeovil contract

Gary Johnson is expected to re-sign as manager of Yeovil Town Credit: ITV Westcountry

Yeovil Town are expected to announce today that Gary Johnson has signed a new contract to continue as manager.

The media has been invited to a news conference at Huish Park this morning.

Last season Johnson guided the Glovers to promotion to the Championship, English football's second tier, for the first time.

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Johnson versus Johnson in League One clash

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson comes up against his son Lee who manages Oldham tonight.

Both men are desperate for three points, with Yeovil fourth in league One and still in with a chance of winning automatic promotion, while Oldham are only one point above the relegation zone.

The majority of their football careers have been together, however. With Gary as manager and Lee as his player, they achieved two promotions in four seasons at Yeovil and another promotion, as well as a play-off final, at Bristol City.

Gary Johnson is now back at Huish Park for his second stint in charge and at 31, Lee became the youngest manager in the Football League when Oldham appointed him last month. We asked them both about having to face each other across the dugouts.

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