Bostik League Premier club Leatherhead have announced the appointment of Nikki Bull as player-manager on a two-year contract.
With the high-quality of applicants to replace Sammy Moore, who left for Vanarama National League South side Concord Rangers immediately after the end of the season, the club have taken the necessary time to make the right decision to move the club forwards.
Bull, 36, quit as manager of the Tanners` league rivals Margate in February 2017.
He had helped stabilise Margate on the field after they experienced severe financial problems.
Originally with Queens Park Rangers, Bull then spent seven seasons with Aldershot Town, making over 250 appearances, and then played over 120 times for Wycombe Wanderers before joining Margate as a player in 2014 after being out of the game for eighteen months.
He won four England C caps whilst with The Shots.
Leatherhead chairman Richard Brady told the club`s official Pitchero website: “Nikki Bull displays an enthusiasm and clear planned approach to continuing the success the club has achieved in the past couple of seasons. His vision for the club is aligned with our own thoughts linked to continuity and moving the club forward in a professional manner.
“His past playing and managerial career was at a high level and also shows his commitment to clubs he has represented. We will look to support him in his endeavours wherever possible to create the best environment possible within our means.
“I would like to encourage the fantastic support from last year to get behind Nikki from the start. I am in absolutely no doubt the tanners fans will do so”.