Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury agrees new contract

Bradbury made 126 league appearances for Bournemouth as a player

Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury has agreed a contract extension with the League One club.

The new deal ties Bradbury, who took over at Dean Court last January following the departure of Eddie Howe, to the club until 2015.

He told the club website: "It means everything to me to sign a new contract and it's fantastic the club have put their faith in me to lead them forward.

"To be in charge for the next three-and-a-half years is good news for me."

The 36-year-old led the Cherries into the League One play-offs last season, where they lost out to Huddersfield on penalties.

Bradbury saw a number of players including Danny Ings, Anton Robinson and Danny Hollands leave the club in the summer but has re-built and, after a slow start to the season, now has the Cherries in 9th place in the third tier.

Chairman Eddie Mitchell added: "For me it was a no brainer to give Lee a new contract.

"Lee has progressed well, signed good players and brought in an experienced assistant. It helps bring stability to the club and that's what we want to do."