Why fans of this Football club are already calling for their managers head!

Following two 1-0 defeats to Crawley Town and Tranmere Rovers, combined with a Transfer Window to forget fans of League Two Outfit Cheltenham Town FC are already calling for manager, Gary Johnson to be sacked.

Cheltenham Town, who are currently sat in 22nd position is facing increasing pressure with each result to sack Gary Johnson with two frankly uninspiring displays against two, in all due respect, fairly easy games for Cheltenham sides with Tranmere making the Jump from the Football League and Crawley finishing in a similar state to “the Robins” last season.

The West London born manager, who managed the likes of Bristol City, Peterborough and Yeovil before joining Cheltenham Town in 2015 has faced increasing calls to end his 3-year affiliation with the club since the final day of last season with the fans, frankly growing tired of Johnson’s reign at the club with one fan even taking to Twitter to write “Gary Johnson is no longer a big name in Football management, players aren’t attracted by him and don’t want to play for him anymore.” (@JR_CTFC) 

Despite the individual success of Mohammed Eisa who netted 23 goals last season, the same can not be said of his club; with Cheltenham Town ending the season in 17th thanks mostly to the exploits of Eisa last campaign.

But calls for Johnson’s head were only amplified after “The Robins” said goodbye star man Mohammed Eisa selling him to Bristol City for around £2.25 million where Gary Johnson’s son, Lee Johnson is at the helm. While the Gloucester based club said hello to the money they said goodbye to a significant portion of their goals.

The Summer only got worse after letting Cheltenham Captain Carl Winchester depart Whaddon Road to fierce rivals Forest Green Rovers.

Whilst it may not be as big as a blow as the loss of Mohammed Eisa the capture of Winchester was a huge statement of intent from Forest Green as the fellow League Two outfit lick their lips ahead of the first “El Glosico” of the season courtesy of the Football League Cup group stage on the 12th of September. But will Johnson be at the helm of Cheltenham come September? Only time will tell.

Sacking Johnson after one bad summer and two bad results, in my opinion, would be quite harsh. Yet should the poor performances continue in the League with a home game against Carlisle United, followed by two successive away fixtures against Macclesfield and Cambridge who knows what could happen?

Tweet me in with your thoughts @HolmanLewis and Cheltenham fans, will Gary Johnson get sacked and if so who would you like to replace him?



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Lewis Holman
Journalist from London, from Amsterdam to the Ibrox I'll cover it all. Football is the beautiful game and I intend to play it. Heading to the University of Gloucestershire to study sports journalism, follow my adventures!