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Manager Profile

Keith Hill is currently in his second spell in charge of Rochdale with whom he re-joined in early 2013.

After a successful playing career, Keith Hill immediately joined up with Rochdale's coaching staff, where he was appointed Director of Youth. Having made over 150 appearances for the Dale it was no surprise that Hill wanted to embark on his managerial career at a club he knew well.

Hill's big break into management came in December 2006, when he was appointed caretaker-manager of the club, following the sacking of Steve Parkin. After a fairly successful time as caretaker, Hill was handed the job outright at the turn of the year.

As Hlll continued to blossom at Spotland, his success caught the eye of Barnsley and he was lured away from Rochdale in June 2011, where he signed for the Yorkshire club as manager.

However, he was sacked at the end of 2012, and made an immediate return to former club Rochdale in January 2013, with the club finishing 12th at the end of the season. The following campaign was a very successful one with Hill leading Dale up to League One.

Managerial Career


Keith Hill Quotes

You can compare us at the moment to a bit of soft porn, there is an awful lot of foreplay and not a lot going on in the box

There is a lot of short-term appointments, its very difficult to not get bored these days because there's so much going on. If you look at online dating for example, it just gives you an ocean of available partners and there are so many managers available to stimulate fans, a board or directors, players. I think its a modern day trend that you get bored so easily

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The Sack Race's Opinion

Despite his struggles at Barnsley, in his two spells at Rochdale, Hill has consistently proven himself and has done much to help secure their position in League One.

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