Johnson heads up the Gamechanger 20 group that purchased a majority stake at Portman Road earlier this month and has been speaking to the Que Golazo podcast about the clubs and individuals he admires, with Whites chairman Radrizzani the first name to come up.
“You can't fail to be impressed by what Andrea [Radrizzani] has done at Leeds," he said. "I'm impressed by Barnsley and what Chien Lee has done there. This is not in England, but I'm very impressed by what Jordan [Gardner] has done in Denmark with Helsingor. That club is a perfect example of one punching above its weight.
“Anyone who thinks the panacea for a club's ills is simply cash is missing the point. It's about culture, it's about finding talent, getting them to come in and buying into an approach. That's what helps you consistently put three points on the board and make things happen.
“All that being said, you can have a big pay roll, get great players and you can still have an absolute train wreck. It almost takes as much money and time to have a bad team as it does to have a good team!
"Leadership and culture matters though. I think that's come through at Phoenix Rising and why we've been successful."
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