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No room at the inn

5 April 2013

Johnson too young to be manager!

Disbelieving staff at the Premier Inn, which is only a stone's throw from Boundary Park, would not believe Lee Johnson was Latics' manager.

They thought the 31-year-old was too young when he told them who he was.

Johnson (pictured) experienced problems gaining entry at 2am yesterday when he arrived unannounced on his way back from a scouting trip to Scotland.

Rather than returning to his home in Cheshire, Johnson decided to stay at the Premier Inn so he could make an early start.

He explained: "I was battering down the door and they wouldn't let me in. They must have thought I was a drunk coming in off the street.

"And when I told them I was Latics' manager, they wouldn't believe me saying I was too young.

"I had some convincing to do, but they eventually let me in."

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