Vanarama National League club Bromley have announced the appointment of Steve Lovell as assistant-manager.

First-team manager Neil Smith made the appointment and said: “It`s fantastic news to have Steve Lovell join the coaching staff. His experience will be invaluable this season. I Bromley fchave known Steve for over twenty years as both player and a coach. I cannot wait to start working with him ahead of pre-season.”

Lovell joins the club from Sky Bet League One side Gillingham where he spent the last three seasons, including the position of caretaker-manager alongside Andy Hessenthaler when Peter Taylor was sacked in 2014.

Lovell began his playing career at Crystal Palace in the late 1970s and played over seventy times for The Eagles.

Following his departure in 1983 he went on to enjoy lengthily spells at both Millwall and Gillingham while also achieving six international caps for Wales between 1981 and 1986.

Lovell is no stranger to non-League football, either as a player or manager, having turned out for the likes of Sittingbourne, Braintree Town, St Albans City, Hastings United, Weymouth, Tonbridge Angels and Ashford Town and managed Sittingbourne, Gravesend & Northfleet, Hastings and Ashford.

Mark Hammond remains a part of the first-team coaching staff in addition to his new role as academy director.


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