Backroom boys are first-class says the manager
POSH boss Gary Johnson believes he has a first-class backroom team as well as a first-class playing squad.
Johnson added former West Ham player Mark Robson to his coaching staff earlier this week. He also appointed his younger brother Pete Johnson to the post of chief scout.
Robson coached at Gillingham last season and has also worked for Charlton. Johnson junior has worked for his brother at Bristol City and Yeovil.
“I am very happy with the staff I inherited,” insisted the Posh manager. “But I’m also delighted to have added Mark and my brother to the team.
“I’ve known Mark for a long time. We did our coaching badges together and I’ve always fancied that we would work well together.
“My brother has been with me for a long time and I trust him implicitly. He knows exactly the sort of player I want and he has unearthed some gems in his time.
“For instance at Bristol City we picked up Marvin Elliott from Millwall for £50,000 and he soon had a £2 million price tag on his head, while Pete also spotted goalkeeper Adriano Bassu playing for Woking and he turned into a Bristol City hero.
“There are others like Jamie McCombe and Jamie McCallister who we signed for peanuts and who were very good players for City.
“I’m very pleased to bring Mark and Pete to the club, but I’ve also been very impressed with the work Nicky Eaden has done on the coaching field so they will be working with the first team together.
“New physio Pete Corder will revamp that department for me, while Ben Mackenzie is as good a sports scientist as I’ve ever seen and Barry Richardson is doing well as goalkeeping coach.
“We do have a very good playing squad, but the backroom team is just as important.”
NEW MAN AT THE HELM: New Posh coach Mark Robson pictured at training this week.