Bradbury is new boss at Westleigh Park

Wed Oct 10, 2012 : 22:28

Hawks HQ tonight announced that former Portsmouth striker Lee Bradbury will fill the vacant managerial position at Westleigh Park with immediate effect. No other staff changes have as yet been announced by the club.

Bradbury ended a 14 month tenure at the helm of League One side AFC Bournemouth in March this year and has since been involved with coaching at Portsmouth’s youth set up.

As a player, his illustrious career saw him make over 500 appearances in the football league, starting with the first of two stints at Portsmouth in 1995. A big money three million pound transfer saw him move to Manchester City in 1997, followed by a return to Portsmouth for five seasons via a short run at Crystal Palace.

Having totalled over 100 appearances for Pompey he moved on to play for Walsall, Oxford United and Southend before setting up residence at Bournemouth in 2007. Having played 126 games for the Cherries he hung up his boots the day after being appointed caretaker manager of the side in January 2011, and steered them to a sixth placed finish that ultimately saw defeat to Huddersfield on penalties in the League One play-off semi-final.

As a result, his contract was extended in January this year, before a poor run of form ended with his departure in March.

Picture Dave Haines.


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