Former Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has announced that he is to be Peterborough United's next manager. Gary, who was fired by Bristol City last month has said on Sky Sports today that he will be taking over the position at London Road very shortly. A press conference tomorrow will formally confirm his position at the club. Gary joked that the widely known appointment was still a secret:
"I should be (the new manager) - it's a secret at the moment. There is a press conference on Tuesday and I'll be disappointed if it's not me sitting in the seat."
Peterborough, who are bottom of the Championship, are currently managed by former Stockport County manager Jim Gannon, but he has said that he plans to step down at the end of the season - or before if a new man wishes to take over immediately. Posh are destined for an immediate return to League One as they are 14 points adrift with just five games left and thus will be relegated if they lose their away trip at Barnsley today.
Thus Johnson, who is the Sky pundit for this lunchtime's match against Leeds United, will only be looking ahead to the 2010-11 season, where he will almost certainly face the Glovers in two matches next season. Congratulations to Gary, and good luck in 44 of your games next season.
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