Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson jokingly cancels Sunday lunch as son Lee becomes Oldham Athletic boss
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has jokingly cancelled family Sunday lunches after son Lee was appointed boss of npower League One rivals Oldham Athletic.
Lee Johnson – who made his name as a central midfielder under his father at both Yeovil and Bristol City – assumed the Latics’ hotseat today to become the Football League’s youngster supremo, aged 31.
The Glovers’ chief believes history will be made when the he takes his team to Boundary Park on April 16 and paid tribute to the Oldham hierarchy for awarding Lee a two-year contract.
Gary Johnson said: “Someone’s got a lot of faith in him apart from his dad. What a day the 16th could be with all the scenarios (Yeovil chasing promotion, Oldham battling relegation).
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“If we do sell him (Glovers’ top scorer) Paddy Madden and we play the youth team you will know there’s a father-son thing going on.
“It’s credit to him, he’s worked very hard in the last three years with his coaching badges. People have seen his attributes and strengths.
“From a dad’s point of view I’m disappointed he won’t be playing too much because I still think he has got two or three years left in him.
“We wish him luck and we have got to be careful because he’s very close to Darren Way and Terry Skiverton and he’s close to his dad.
“I have got to stop talking to my missus about who we are signing and family Sunday lunch is out the window.
“It will be interesting and I can’t wait for 16th as it will be a day in history.”
Gary Johnson added that Oldham have appointed a manager that will be looking beyond the immediate goal of preserving their League One status, saying the pair spoke before Lee took the job.
“We’re very proud of him and what he has achieved, being the youngest manage in the Football League,” said Gary Johnson. “He’s one of those even from a younger age that will take advice and not necessarily act on it.
“He’s got his own mind but I think Oldham will see they have got a very young but very good man to have at the helm because he will be thinking long term for the club as that’s how he has been brought up with me.
“Hopefully he will keep them in the league but get beaten by us.”