Lee Bradbury Named As Havant & Waterlooville Manager
Havant & Waterlooville have announced that former Portsmouth striker Lee Bradbury has been appointed the new manager of Conference South side.
In September The Hawks sacked manager Stuart Ritchie after just four months in charge and Bradbury will now fill the vacant managerial position at Westleigh Park. Bradbury ended a 14 month spell as boss of League One side AFC Bournemouth in March this year and has since been coaching with Portsmouth’s youth team set up.
Bradbury started his professional career at Portsmouth in 1995 and in July 1997 a club record £3 million transfer saw join Manchester City, followed by a return to Portsmouth for for £300,000 via a short spell at Crystal Palace who he joined for £1.5 million. His illustrious playing career saw him make over 500 football league appearances.
After making over 100 appearances for Pompey he moved on to join Walsall, Oxford United and Southend before signing at Bournemouth in 2007. Bradbury played 126 games for the Cherries but hung up his football boots in January 2011, just one day after being appointed caretaker manager of the club. He led them to the League One play-offs but defeat on penalties to Huddersfield semi-final followed.