Manager Lee Bradbury have found himself a new club after leaving Havant & Waterlooville by mutual consent two weeks ago after just over six years in charge.
He has now been appointed at National League South side Eastbourne Borough, who themselves had a disappointing season, finishing 18th and only just avoided the drop.
Bradbury, a former Oxford United, Portsmouth and Bournemouth striker, took the Hawks to successive promotions in 2017 and 2018.
But only could managed one season in the National League, getting relegated with three games remaining.
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.”
Lee also said: “Right across non-league, Eastbourne Borough carry huge respect, and I always enjoyed 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!”
Following the appointment of Lee Bradbury as manager of Eastbourne Borough, fans took to give their reaction with many of those shocked and impressed with what a manager they’ve got on their hands – check out those tweets on the next page.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!