Alan Knill was most recently assistant manager of Sheffield United. Previously, Knill was the assistant manager of Northampton Town.
Knill began his managerial career at Rotherham United and he became Bury's 35th manager upon his appointment at Gigg Lane. Prior to joining Bury, Knill also served as assistant manager at Chesterfield.
Knill was confirmed as Rotherham United's manager in December 2005 after a spells as caretaker manger and youth team coach.
Kill then enjoyed an extremely successful first full season as manager of the Shakers, guiding the club to 4th place in League Two. The club would miss out in the play-off semi-final to Shrewsbury Town.
The following season in 2009/10, Knill then led Bury to a 9th place finish just missing out on a place in the play-offs.
During his 1,150 days in charge of Bury, Alan turned the club's fortunes a complete 180 degrees.
The play-off semi finals were to be the peak for Alan during his spell at Gigg Lane. Alan left Bury for Scunthorpe with the club in contention for promotion for League One which ultimately they achieved at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.
During his 165 games as manager of Bury, 50 were lost, 44 drawn and 71 won.
During his playing days, Bury paid a then record transfer fee to secure his services. Knill played for Halifax, Swansea, Bury, Cardiff, Scunthorpe and he would finish is career at Rotherham United.
Knill made over 500 league career appearances and he also represented Wales in a World Cup qualifier against Holland in September 1988.