AFC Bournemouth have announced that manager Lee Bradbury has signed a new, extended deal to keep him at Dean Court until June 2015.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Chairman, Eddie Mitchell, is quoted as saying: "We have watched him go from a player to a manager and we have worked well with him. He is somebody that will listen, take advice and learn. The signings he has brought in have been fantastic. He has accepted a couple of lads that both Tom (Mitchell, director) and myself put forward, which were Sheringham, Fogden and Bowles. That has been a combination of us having the knowledge of those players and Lee trusting our knowledge. I think everyone would admit they were bargains. Lee is quick to learn and he is now producing good football. He is always there, he is always available on the phone and he is playing good football. Tom and myself were talking and Lee didn’t ask for the extension. It was really mine and Tom's decision to offer him a longer contract, and I think it is a wise move".
On signing, the man himself is quoted as saying: "We've worked hard behind the scenes to make things better. The board have backed me and helped me, and long may that continue. We've made a few changes and results have started to come along. It is my first job in management and it is absolutely perfect for me to be at a club that's going places, and I feel we are making positive strides. To be in charge for the next three-and-a-half years is really good news for me".