FORMER Cherries boss Lee Bradbury has left his role as manager of Eastbourne Borough.

Bradbury, who led Cherries for 14 months across 2011 and 2012, guiding them into the League One play-offs in the process, only took over at Eastbourne in the summer after a long stint at Havant & Waterlooville.

But the 44-year-old has now departed with the club sitting 16th in National League South.

Eastbourne, who also launched a financial appeal and "major restructuring" at the club today, insist Bradbury's departure was agreed on "entirely amicable terms".

Bradbury told the club's website: "I would like to put on record that I am disappointed that things didn’t come to fruition but the clarity the club have shown me over recent weeks has been great.

"I really hope the club finds the investor it needs to get out of financial trouble and become successful as it has so much potential."