says the Rocket man.
I love Davey Johnson. I think it's a great choice.
Was that the plan all along ? Hard to see that since Davey's been with the team since Nov '09. I guess they could have had a handshake deal that Johnson would take over the team when they got good, or maybe Rizzo brought him on thinking that he might be able to convince him to take on a team, but only if it's a winner... eh we're getting a bit too much into conspiracy theories for me. Easier to believe they needed a manager and Davey was there.
If you're worried about the length of time off for Davey (He last coached in 2000. That was back when the Yankees were good, if you can believe it!) I did a quick search and found 17 post war managers that had a layoff as long. A couple were big failures but the majority coached 'em up the same as before. Which in Davey's case is very good.