Non-league manager favourite for Rochdale job

It might have been less than a week since Rochdale parted company with Keith Hill, but already a whole host of managers are lining up to succeed the former Dale player at the helm of the club.

The Chief Executive at the Crown Oil Arena, David Bottomley, told Revolution News on Monday (4th March) that he had already received a number of applications from interested parties both in this country and in Europe as well.

Now the bookies have started speculating on who could be the next person in the home team’s dugout at Spotland, handed the task of trying to keep Rochdale in League One.

Top of the list is a former Premier League who’s currently plying his trade as a manager in the National League.

Former Blackpool defender Ian Evatt is the early pace setter to replace Keith Hill having had less than a month at Barrow, guiding the club to 13th in the National League.

The 37-year old does have Football League managerial experience having taken over as caretaker at Chesterfield last season, however he couldn’t stop the Spireites from being relegated out of the division and into the non-leagues.

Other names thought to be in the hat for the job include former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst and former Notts County manager Kevin Nolan.

Former Hull City manager Phil Brown is also being linked with the job although he’s currently manager at Pune City in the Indian Super League.

Speaking to Revolution News, Chief Executive David Bottomley, couldn’t be drawn on a time scale for when they want Keith Hill’s placement in the club.

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