Championship strugglers Scunthorpe United have named Alan Knill as their new manager.
The Iron have been hunting for a new manager since ending Ian Baraclough’s six-month reign earlier this month, and they have turned to former defender Knill, who spent four years at Glanford Park as a player.
The 46-year-old has left League Two promotion hopefuls Bury for a club that are currently stranded in the Championship’s relegation zone, five points from safety with just eight games to go.
A statement on Bury’s official website confirmed: “It is with deep regret that we announce Alan Knill is no longer manager of Bury Football Club.
“The club have reluctantly agreed a compensation package with Scunthorpe United for Alan to take over the manager's role with immediate effect.”
Assistant manager Chris Brass and goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler have followed Knill to North Lincolnshire, with all three men putting pen-to-paper on rolling contracts, and their first game will be this weekend’s difficult trip to high-flyers Norwich City.