Cutting out counter-attacks – Issue 4 (November 2010)
In 2009/10, Keith Hill oversaw the most remarkable season in Rochdale’s somewhat flat recent history. The 41-year-old negotiated promotion from League Two after the Yorkshire outfit had spent 36 consecutive years in the bottom division. And this season they look in good shape to push on again, with the aim of making the npower League One play-offs.
Hill joined Rochdale in January 2007, recording two top six finishes before fine-tuning the formula last year, scooping double Manager of the Month awards plus third place in the table. He was voted League Two Manager of the Year.
As a player, Hill operated as a stylish yet physical centre-back, starting his career with hometown club Blackburn Rovers, before moving on to Plymouth Argyle, Rochdale, Cheltenham Town and Morecambe.
Before taking on the role of first-team manager at Rochdale, he worked as coach and director of youth.
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