LEE Bradbury has, in the past half-hour, been confirmed as Cherries' new manager.

The former Dean Court utility man has signed a two-and-a-half year contract after impressing as caretaker manager following Eddie Howe's departure to Burnley.

Steve Fletcher will also continue as player-assistant manager and has also penned a two-and-a-half year contract.

Goalkeeping coach Neil Moss has committed to a three-year deal, while scout Des Taylor will also be retained by the club.

Conditioning coach Louis Langdown, formerly of Crystal Palace, has joined the club as Jon Dalzell's successor.

Meanwhile, chairman Eddie Mitchell confirmed he had received some tentative enquiries for Cherries' players but was keen to retain all the playing staff until at least the end of the season.

Mitchell added that Bradbury will be looking to strengthen the squad before the January window closes on Monday.