Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson was confirmed as the new manager of Bristol City on 6th February 2016.

Johnson was previously manager at Barnsley and before that, Oldham Athletic, when he entered management for the first time and became the youngest manager in English football.

In a playing career spanning 468 first-team appearances and 40 goals, his two longest spells were at Yeovil Town and Bristol City, both when his father Gary was manager.

Johnson helped Yeovil win promotion to the Football League and then to League One before joining Scottish side Hearts.

He also starred for Bristol City, helping them win promotion to the Championship.

Latterly Johnson played for Kilmarnock and he set up the winning goal as they beat Celtic 1-0 in the 2012 final of the Scottish League Cup.In his first full season in charge at Oldham, he led the Club to a 15th place finish in Sky Bet League One.

Sessions by Lee Johnson

Back four protocols

in Defending

The purpose of this session is to assess and coach the specific roles of the defensive unit, to include defensive protocols, communication and recognising triggers. It’s a session pivotal to how we organise our defensive thinking at Barnsley, and although it is specific to our back four, it is introduced in the context of the... MORE

Switching play

in Attacking

Use this session about switching play and switching the point of attack to show your players how to exploit space on the pitch and ultimately create more goal-scoring opportunities. MORE

Defending the counter

in Defending

This is an important session to practise if you want to play a high defensive line, because at some point it’s inevitable you will lose possession and become exposed and vulnerable to a counter-attack. MORE


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