Cheltenham Town

Gary Johnson


Gary Johnson

Founded 1887

Chairman Paul Baker

Stadium Whaddon Road

Time at Club:





Cheltenham Town appointed Gary Johnson in March 2015. The experienced gaffer was unable to save the club from relegation out of League Two but they made an instant return after winning the National Conference in 2015/16.

Established in 1887, Cheltenham Town had always been associated with the non league scene, but in more recent times they have been a mainstay of the lower echelons of the football league having worked their way through the leagues.

Having appointed Steve Cotterill in the 1996/1997 season, the Robins began on a meteoric rise up the football ladder and promotion from the Southern League Premier saw them promoted to the Conference and it only took a couple of years before Cotterill gained another promotion and the clubd found themselves playing in the football league.

Cotterill continued to inspire and in the 2002-2003 season, Cheltenham Town were victorious in the play-offs and ventured into the second divisio, but at the end of the season, Cotterill left and went to Stoke City and the club failed to cement their position in Division Two and suffered relegation the following season.

Another play-off success under the stewardship of John Ward saw them return to the third tier of English football, but yet again suffered relegation to League Two.

Recent Form


A mixed set of recent results has seen Cheltenham Town collect wins versus Crawley Town and while suffering adverse results at Yeovil Town, Notts County, Plymouth Argyle and Blackpool. Draws against Accrington Stanley, Luton Town, Stevenage and Newport County has seen them show mid-table form at best.


Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Gary Johnson30 Mar 2015 - PresentWon: 36, Drawn: 20, Lost: 18
Paul Buckle26 Apr 2014 - 13 Feb 2015Won: 9, Drawn: 9, Lost: 19
Mark Yates22 Dec 2009 - 25 Nov 2014Won: 93, Drawn: 69, Lost: 95
John Schofield *20 Oct 2009 - 22 Dec 2009Won: 1, Drawn: 3, Lost: 5
John Ward06 Nov 2003 - 02 Oct 2007Won: 76, Drawn: 54, Lost: 77
Bobby Gould22 Jan 2003 - 06 Nov 2003Unknown
Steve Cotterill01 Feb 1997 - 27 May 2002Won: 118, Drawn: 70, Lost: 67
Tommy Cavanagh01 Jul 1961 - 31 Dec 1961Unknown

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

League Performance
17. Blackpool13355214
18. Stevenage12426-214
19. Cheltenham Town13274-213
20. Exeter City13418-513
21. Cambridge United13346-613
League Results

Accrington Stanley



Cambridge United

Carlisle United

Colchester United

Crawley Town

Crewe Alexandra

Doncaster Rovers

Exeter City

Grimsby Town

Hartlepool United

Leyton Orient

Luton Town

Mansfield Town


Newport County

Notts County

Plymouth Argyle



Wycombe Wanderers

Yeovil Town