Johnson says stepping down as Wisbech Town joint boss is in best interests of club and backs Creasey’s appointment

15:19 10 January 2014

Scott Johnson.

Scott Johnson.

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Scott Johnson says he is proud of his time as Wisbech Town joint boss but feels stepping down is in the best interests of the club.

Johnson took joint charge of the Fenmen with Paul Cousins last September following Steve Appleby’s shock resignation.

The pair won 14 out of their 20 games in charge, including 10 of their last 12 contests.

Johnson has been replaced as joint boss by former manager Dick Creasey, who has been helping out at the club in the past few months.

Johnson said: “In the last few weeks we have lost a few defenders so both Paul and I have had to play, which was not the plan at the start.

“We have been left with no one to watch the game from the sidelines, where you get a better picture of what is going on and what tactical decisions are needed.

“We had a talk and I took the decision myself because I felt it was best for the club.”

Johnson is confident Creasey is the perfect foil for Paul Cousins as the Fenmen bid for United Counties League and FA Vase glory.

He said: “Dick coming in should not cause any complications. He has helped Paul and I out since we have been in charge and he’s not going to start making radical changes.

“It should be an easy transition and he will bring in a wealth of experience, which will help Paul.”

The defender, who turns 36 later this month, wants to focus his attention to contributing on the pitch for the Fenmen.

He said: “I don’t want to set a target for how many more years I’m going to play but, as long as I’m fit enough and capable of helping the team, I’ll keep going.”

Johnson says he has no plans to return to management in the future, but that does not mean he’s not enjoyed his time in the hotseat.

He said: “I’ve got quite a busy job so this experience has shown me management is probably not something I’ll be able to commit to in the future.

“But I have enjoyed every minute of my time in charge with Paul and I’m proud of what we have achieved together.

“Once we got a settled squad we’ve been able to put together a good record of results.”

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