Keith Hill: Rochdale manager contemplated leaving League One club
Rochdale boss Keith Hill has confirmed he had an opportunity to leave the League One club this summer.
The 47-year-old is in his second stint in charge of Dale, where he has twice guided them to promotion.
Dale finished 10th in the third tier last season after an impressive start, just five points off the play-off places.
"If I chose to I probably could have pushed through a move in the summer, but I didn't want to," said Hill.
He told BBC Radio Manchester: "I'm not being disrespectful to anybody at all as I believe in the players that we've got at this football club.
"I have to see realistic improvement, realistic ambition, to give me that spark that I need."