Former Platinum Stars coach Johnson was appointed yesterday, replacing Joey Antipas.
AmaZulu signed Morton on a season-long loan from SuperSport United, where he had previously worked with Johnson, who took him to Matsatsantsa from Maritzburg United.
“Obviously he took me to SuperSport when I was there so he's someone I'm familiar with,” Morton tells KickOff.com.
“He will push the players; he's a good coach as well. We’ve got a very young squad and he's renowned for having a great record with youngsters – having brought a lot of players through the Ajax Cape Town system, so he knows what he's doing in terms of his development. I think he's the right man for the job.”
Morton says he agreed to leave SuperSport in search of mnore regular game-time this coming season.
“It just came to the point where I had to decide, was I OK to be a back-up player and just be a member of the squad, or should I go somewhere where I can really be involved in the team and push on to bigger things,'' he added.
“But I loved my time at SuperSport, it’s an absolutely fantastic club, I won lot of trophies so I don't regret a second I spent there. It was just time for me to move on.”
Morton's first game with AmaZulu will be on August 19 against Free State Stars at Umlazi's King Zwelithini Stadium.