Hill appointed Rochdale boss

Keith Hill has been appointed as Rochdale boss until the end of the season as he returns to Spotland for a second spell.

Last Updated: 22/01/13 at 14:25 Post Comment

Keith Hill: Appointed as new Rochdale manager

Keith Hill: Appointed as new Rochdale manager

The Open Championship

We're paying 8 places! Plus get a free £50 matched bet

Hill, sacked by Barnsley last month, was the most successful manager in the Spotland club's history.

He took them to the League Two play-off final in 2007-8, the play-offs the following year but in 2009-10 he guided them to automatic promotion.

After a mid-table finish in League One, he left for Barnsley in May 2011 but was sacked as Tykes boss in December.

He replaces John Coleman, who was sacked on Monday after a disappointing run of results, in the Rochdale hotseat.

"When the club approached me about coming back to Spotland I didn't hesitate," Hill told the club's website.

"Rochdale Football Club will, and always will remain dear to me, and to be honest it was a no-brainer.

"I'll be here until the end of the season and we will take stock of the situation then. Until then we have an 18 game season to think about, to plan and to achieve so that's what I, the players and staff will be doing.

"We also need the fans to get behind us and give us all your support - that is crucial if we are going to go forward."

Chairman Chris Dunphy added: "This is not a position we, as a club, would like to have found ourselves in, but after a recent run of poor form it was important that we acted now.

"I am delighted that Keith has decided to take the job and I am confident in his experience and his ability to work and develop our current squad."

The Open Championship

We're paying 8 places! Plus get a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

World Cup: FIFA corruption findings delayed until September

The report into alleged corruption of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been delayed for several weeks.

Transfer news: Hearts sign striker Osman Sow on two-year contract

Hearts' eighth summer signing Osman Sow is looking forward to getting them back into the Scottish Premier League.

England: Former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson hails the retiring Steven Gerrard

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Steven Gerrard’s international retirement is a huge loss.

Mail Box

Defending Spurs' Transfer Spending...

Liverpool have been accused of 'doing a Spurs' this summer, but one Spurs fan argues that the club's business last year shouldn't be viewed in a negative light...

Setting United Up Like The Netherlands

One Mailboxer is getting excited about how Louis van Gaal may set up United, whilst we have thoughts on Lahm, Zaha, Chelsea, the new season and 'winning the window'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property