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  • Nickname:The Pirates
  • Founded:1885
  • Manager:Kevin Blackwell
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  • Capacity:11669
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Knill tips Shakers to stay up

05 Feb 2008 - 10:30:03

New Bury manager Alan Knill has admitted that the Shakers were the only club that could have tempted him away from Chesterfield.

Knill replaces Chris Casper at Gigg Lane and, after being given the task of ensuring the club avoids relegation from League Two this term, explained why he decided to leave his position as assistant boss at Saltergate.

The former Bury player and Rotherham United manager told the Shakers' official website: "It's a club that I know and I've lived in the town for a long time.

"But the biggest reason of all is that they really wanted me. They interviewed a lot of people and they made it clear to me that they wanted me to come in and take over as manager.

"I have to admit that it did take a good offer to take me away from Chesterfield because I had a really good job there and I worked with some really good people, but I just couldn't turn this one down.

"It's a good opportunity for me and it's a tough job, but I've had tough jobs in the past.

"I wouldn't have taken this job if I thought the players weren't good enough to get out of this mess, plus I do have some scope to bring players in."

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