Cheltenham Town: Gary Johnson is new permanent boss

Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson won the Conference title with Yeovil in 2003

Gary Johnson has been confirmed as Cheltenham Town's permanent manager as the club prepares for life back in non-league football next season.

Johnson, 59, was put in temporary charge at Whaddon Road until the end of the current campaign in March but could not keep the Robins in League Two.

Johnson told the club website:external-link "Being relegated is a disappointment but we have to look forward positively.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge of getting Cheltenham back."

Johnson, who guided Yeovil to the Conference title in 2003, has agreed a two-year deal after he was identified as chairman Paul Baker's first choice to stay on as boss.

Cheltenham lost their Football League status after 16 years following a home defeat by Shrewsbury Town last Saturday.

They travel to AFC Wimbledon for their last match at the weekend.