Born: Newmarket, 1982 (Age 32) Playing career: A trainee at Arsenal under Bruce Rioch, Johnson left the club without playing a game, spending time at first Watford and then Brighton (where he scored in his only appearance) before joining father Gary at Non-League Yeovil Town. A debutant in 2001, Johnson became a regular in the heart of midfield, winning the FA Trophy in 2002, the Conference title in 2003, the League Two title in 2004 and thr ee individual player of the year awards. After 23 goals in 191 games he joined SPL side Hearts for £50,000 in 2006, but left after manager Graham Rix was sacked, rejoining Gary at Bristol City. There, he helped the Robins win pr omotion to the Championship in 2007 and, a year later, finish fourth in the second tier, missing out on a place in the Pr emier League thanks to a 1-0 defeat to Hull in the play-of f final. After six seasons and 174 games for the Robins – punctuated by loan spells at Derby and Chesterfield – Johnson joined Kilmarnock in 2012, setting up the winner as Killie beat Celtic 1-0 in the Scottish League Cup final. However , he left the club in January 2013 after just 20 appearances. Managerial career: After two months without a club, Johnson was surprisingly appointed Oldham manager in Mar ch 2013, at 31 replacing MK Dons boss Karl Robinson as the youngest manager in the Football League. After a 3-0 victory over Hartlepool in his first game, Oldham successfully avoided relegation by finishing in 19th place.
WINNER: Lee Johnson celebrates with the FA Trophy in his Yeovil days