Eastbourne Borough have named Lee Bradbury as their new manager.

The former Bournemouth and Havant & Waterlooville boss has signed a two-year deal at the National League South side.

Bradbury left Havant & Waterlooville after more than six years in charge last month following relegation from the National League.

The 43-year-old former Portsmouth and Manchester City striker managed AFC Bournemouth between 2011-2012.

Bradbury said: “Right across non-league, Eastbourne Borough carry huge respect, and I always enjoyed both my contests against the Sports, and just as importantly the dealings with the great bunch of people who run the club and support the club.

"I believe that, knowing the National League as well as National South pretty much inside out, I can bring my experience to take the Sports forward – and to the next level. I cannot wait to get started!”

Football Chairman John Bonar said: “The appointment follows a very thorough selection procedure, in which a strong list of applicants for the post was whittled down to a target list of about half a dozen candidates.

"All of those candidates impressed the Board, and indeed any of them could have done a fine job for Eastbourne Borough.”