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NEIL SMITH has been appointed Bromley’s permanent manager after a successful spell in interim charge of the Ravens.
The 44-year-old former Gillingham, Fulham and Woking midfielder took temporary charge of the first team at the start of February after Mark Goldberg’s departure.
Despite sitting 14th in the National League table following promotion last term, Goldberg left with chairman Jerry Dolke saying the club’s new investors had “higher expectations”.
Smith has won six and drawn three of his 13 league games since taking charge and Saturday’s home victory over Lincoln City moved them up to 11th, prompting the club to offer him a two-year deal.
Smith, who previously served as Goldberg’s assistant, said: “I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity and would like to thank the board for their backing. I’d also like to thank the fans for their continued support which home and away has been amazing all season.”
Chairman Dolke added: “We have taken time to assess our position and the board have unanimously concluded that Neil and his team have the capability to match the ambitions of the club.”