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Johnson agrees new deal

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Bristol City manager Gary Johnson has agreed a new five-year deal which will keep him at the Championship club until 2013.

After arriving from Yeovil in 2005 he steered them clear of relegation in League One and led them to promotion in just his second season in charge.

Under Johnson's management the south-west club secured a shock fourth-place finish last season and were only denied promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 defeat to Hull in the play-off final.

Announcing the new deal Johnson, who turns 53 on Sunday, hailed the vision of chairman Steve Lansdown and told the club's official website: "I am very happy to have signed this new deal.

"The chairman mentioned it to me in the close season and gave me something think about. He told me about his own ambitions and his ambitions for the football club and that he would like me to be a part of that.

"I was very excited at the time and it's been agreed. I'm honoured that the chairman has chosen me as the manager to see him through the next five years because he is a very ambitious chairman, and the club will be going places in the next five years."

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