Everyone’s favourite footballer Jimmy Bullard has become a manager for the first time

It's about time we saw the Phil Brown celebration again...

Jimmy Bullard
Jimmy Bullard The cult hero is stepping into management Image Instagram/1jimmybullard

Congratulations to Jimmy Bullard, who has become a manager for the first time after taking charge at non-league club Leatherhead.

The funniest footballer in the game has returned to the sport after retiring in 2012, which can only be a good thing.

Leatherhead play in the seventh tier of English football at Fetcham Grove in Surrey, and Jimmy will be hoping to taking them up the leagues over the next few seasons.

He’s got his work cut out at his new club though, after a terrible run of results left them 23rd in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

The news means that this guy is now in charge of running a football club…

“The club are delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Bullard at first team manager with immediate effect,” chairman Richard Brady wrote in an official statement.

“Jimmy has enjoyed a wonderful professional career as a professional at Fulham, Hull City, West Ham, Peterborough, Fulham, Ipswich Town and Milton Keynes Dons and this will be his first appointment as a manager – a career he is passionate about pursuing.

“Jimmy has gained a wealth of experience into a variety of management and coaching techniques as a player and is looking to bring the best of these experiences to Leatherhead,” Brady added.

The I’m a Celebrity… star played most of his football at Wigan, scoring ten goals in 145 appearances for the club between 2003 and 2006.

He was called up to the England squad on three separate occasions, but never played a game for the national team.

Watch some of Jimmy Bullard’s best goals below:

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