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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.”



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

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.

Yeovil Town strip success

Yeovil Town start their season next Tuesday when they host Colchester in the League Cup. And they'll do so with a new sponsor on their shirts thanks to a publicity stunt masterminded by manager Gary Johnson.

Johnson persuaded his players to pose topless for the annual team photograph to highlight the fact they didn't have a sponsored shirt. A local recycling company has come forward with the necessary cash. Chris Spittles reports.


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