It’s mission complete for the Gulls boss, who arrived back in October with the club struggling for results.
Not only did he turn things around, but Torquay have won the league three weeks ahead of schedule.
The 2-0 home victory over Eastbourne wasn’t enough to secure it in front of their own fans - they needed Chelmsford to beat Woking to actually get the party started.
The Clarets came up trumps and Johnson is already thinking ahead.
“This was always the aim when I took over and I’m so happy we have been able to achieve it,” Johnson said.
“It’s fantastic for the fans, who have stuck by the club and been brilliant since I came here. The players have been first class.
“But now we have to keep building. We want this to only be the start.”
Torquay have three games left and with the heat now off the manager is still expecting them to maintain standards.
“Hopefully now there’s no pressure on us we can play a bit more football!” said the manager, a National League champion with Cheltenham in 2016.
“We can relax a bit more now but we still want to end the season strongly.”