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Alan Knill
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Personal information
Full name Alan Richard Knill
Date of birth 8 October 1964 (1964-10-08) (age 45)
Place of birth    Slough, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current club Bury
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Halifax Town
Swansea City
Cardiff City (loan)
Scunthorpe United
Rotherham United
000 (0)
118 (6)
089 (3)
144 (8)
004 (0)
130 (8)
077 (6)   
National team
1988 Wales 001 (0)
Teams managed
Rotherham United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alan Richard Knill (born 8 October 1964 in Slough, England) is a former Wales international footballer. He is presently manager of League Two side Bury. Between February 2006 and March 2007 he was manager of Rotherham United.

As a player, Knill was a central defender for Southampton (1982-84), Halifax Town (1984-87), Swansea City (1987-89), Bury (1989-93), Cardiff City (1993, on loan), Scunthorpe United (1993-97) and Rotherham United (1997-99).

He also played once for Wales, in a World Cup qualifier against Holland in Amsterdam in September 1988.

Knill was appointed manager of Rotherham United in February 2006, when predecessor Mick Harford was sacked. On 1 March 2007, Knill was sacked as manager of Rotherham, leaving the club bottom of League One and without a win in his final 14 games.[1]

On 17 March 2007, he was appointed to Chesterfield's backroom staff to help newly appointed caretaker manager Lee Richardson(unsuccessfully) save the Spireites from relegation from League One.[2]

On 4 February 2008 he was appointed manager of League Two side Bury.[3] In his first full season in charge, Knill led the Shakers to 4th place in League Two, missing out on automatic promotion by one goal on goal difference. They were then beaten on penalties in a play-off semi final against Shrewsbury Town.

Managerial stats

Last updated 13 March 2010

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Rotherham United (caretaker manager) England 31 January 2005 7 April 2005 11 2 7 2 18.18
Rotherham United England 10 December 2005 1 March 2007 59 18 24 17 30.50
Bury England 4 February 2008 Present 111 51 30 30 45.95


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