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"Business as usual at Huish Park"

The chairman of Yeovil Town has dismissed speculation over Gary Johnson's future at the club Credit: ITV News

Any speculation surrounding the future of Gary Johnson at Yeovil Town has been dismissed by the club chairman, John Fry.

It followed concerns after the manager turned up late to the Portsmouth match and delegated his duties to his assistant, following his disappointment after the transfer deadline.

Gary Johnson has since told ITV News West Country that he remains committed to the club.

Today he met the chairman on his return from holiday and they have agreed that "communication problems'" were behind any perceived difficulties he had on Transfer Deadline Day last Monday, 1 September.

It was merely a question of the right people not being able to talk to each other. Gary and I have discussed things this morning and it is business as usual at Huish Park.

Gary has left with the team for Bradford fully focused on the job in hand determined to get three points at Valley Parade.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town Chairman
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Gary Johnson speaks to ITV about his future at Yeovil

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists he remains committed to the club after speaking publicly for the first time since doubts were raised over his future.

Johnson admits he was unhappy with the Glovers' board of directors after they failed to finance three transfers earlier this week but was back at the training ground today (Thursday 4 September).

Here is his full interview with our Sports Reporter. Chris Spittles reports.


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Uncertain future for Yeovil Town manager

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

There has been speculation surrounding the future of Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson after he turned up late to last night's game.

This morning he has issued the following statement.

I'm having a quiet reflective period after a hectic transfer deadline evening. The Chairman is currently on holiday and I am waiting for him to return to speak to him about how to proceed.

– Gary Johnson, manager, Yeovil Town

Gary Johnson wins at Football League Awards

Yeovil Town manager, Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014.

Johnson received the award at the gala ceremony on Sunday evening.

This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Johnson beat off competition from Chesterfield’s Paul Cook and AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.

Gary Johnson has won the Football Manager Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at The Football League Awards 2014. Credit: PA

“It feels great to win this award tonight, it’s a fantastic achievement for our club. There are so many unsung heroes at Yeovil Town that also deserve this."

“They were trying to get in the league for 108 years and we got it 10 years ago and we’ve had a fantastic decade in the Football League."

“When we got our promotion from the Conference to the Football League you wouldn’t think we would get to the Championship by now, and to do it via Wembley was fantastic."

"There are only 40,000 people in Yeovil and we took 25,000 to the match. I’m accepting this award on behalf of everyone associated with the club.”


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:

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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"Who wouldn't want to be a part of what we've achieved" says Johnson

It's exciting because we're taking our club to the next level. Who wouldn't want to be a part of what we've achieved over the last few years?

I can see that the club still wants to progress and is still working very hard to make sure that we can compete at championship level.

– Gary Johnson

Johnson set to sign new Yeovil contract

Gary Johnson is expected to re-sign as manager of Yeovil Town Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

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.

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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