Reading legend Jamie Cureton has been appointed manager of Isthmian League North Division side Cambridge City ahead of next season.

The 48-year-old has had a long and varied professional career, playing for the likes of Norwich City, Bristol Rovers and Colchester United with great distinction.

Costing the Royals £250,000 in 2000, the striker hit 55 goals in 127 appearances, including the crucial promotion-winning goal in 2002 against Brentford.

Still playing approaching his 50s, the veteran has been in the non-league pyramid since joining Farnborough in 2016.

Eastleigh, St Albans City, Bishop's Stortford, Enfield, Hornchurch and Maldon & Tiptree have all been homes for the forward in recent years, including player-manager roles with Enfield and Maldon & Tiptree.

Cambridge City, who finished 17th in Northern Premier League Midlands Division last season, have been moved across to Isthmian League North Division for the next campaign.

Commenting on his new role, Cureton told "I am thrilled to be appointed as the new manager of Cambridge City Football Club. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I am eager to start this new chapter with such an historic and passionate club.

"I believe in a strong team ethic, hard work, and dedication, both on and off the field. My goal is to build on the solid foundation already in place, bringing fresh ideas and strategies to help the club achieve our ambitions.

"I am looking forward to getting to work straight away as there is a lot to do before the season starts. I cannot wait to meet and get to know everyone at the club including our loyal supporters. Together, we can strive for success and make this season a memorable one for everyone involved with Cambridge City FC."