Defending as a unit – Issue 1 (August 2010)
Knill began his managerial career at Rotherham United in December 2005 after spells as caretaker manager and youth team coach. After a short spell as assistant manager at Chesterfield he was appointed as Bury’s new boss in February 2008.
Knill enjoyed an extremely successful first full season as manager with the Shakers, guiding the club to fourth place in Coca-Cola League Two. The club would miss out in the play-off semi-final to Shrewsbury Town.
The following season in 2009/10, Knill led Bury to a ninth place finish just missing out on a place in the play-offs.
As a player, Knill made over 500 league career appearances – at Halifax Town, Swansea City, Bury, Cardiff City, Scunthorpe United and Rotherham United. He also represented Wales in a World Cup qualifier against Holland in September 1988.
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