The 29-year-old left Ibrox after failing to make a single appearance for Glasgow Rangers since Mark Warburton took over.
The one-time Scotland international completed a move to Dundee United this week despite The Scottish Sun reporting that he still had another year left on his contract at Ibrox.
But having failed to make a single appearance for the Light Blues since Mark Warburton arrived last summer, it is hardly surprising that the 29-year-old has decided to pursue another challenge in trying to help United return to the Scottish Premiership at the first time of asking.
Bell failed to make a single appearance under Mark Warburton
His departure means that his appearance in the 2014-15 play-off final will go down as his final competitive game for the Gers. And having made a terrible blunder in the second-leg of their tie with Motherwell - Bell tried to punch a looping effort away but the ball seemingly slid off his glove and ended up in the back of the net - he admitted some disappointment that that was one of his final actions for the side, before insisting that it does not overshadow the journey he enjoyed.
"It's frustrating that was my final action for Rangers, but it's never played a big part on my mind," he told The Scottish Sun.
"Last season was always about trying to get back and trying to get a couple of games.
"There are no regrets about what happened at Rangers, it was a great three years for me."
Bell was part of the Gers side that clinched promotion back to the Scottish Premiership
With Bell arguably reaching an age when most stoppers begin to enjoy their best years, it is hardly surprising that he has chosen to seek a move elsewhere.
Though Wes Foderingham was not perfect during his first season with Rangers, he showed the kind of glimpses of real quality that suggest that he deserves to continue as the side's number one, which could have left Bell enduring another frustrating campaign on the bench had he not left.
But while his exit now means that one of his last actions was the mistake against Motherwell, he will also be able to reflect on the fact that he was part of the team that helped take Rangers from the doldrums back to the top flight.