Rochdale manager Keith Hill likely to extend Spotland stay

Hill set to clarify Rochdale future

Rochdale manager Keith Hill has told BBC Late Kick Off North West that he expects to agree an extension to his contract at Spotland imminently.

Hill signed a deal until the end of the 2012-13 season upon

And the 43-year-old revealed he will hold talks with chairman Chris Dunphy to discuss his future on Monday.

"We're very close to finalising negotiations on me staying for probably two or three seasons," said Hill.

"It's very amicable and it's something that we both want to do. It's just about sitting at a table and thrashing a few minor details out."

Rochdale have taken 22 points from the 16 games since Hill began his second stint in charge.

During his first spell at Spotland, he led Dale into League One in 2010 and then achieved the joint-highest finish in the club's history the following season before leaving to join Barnsley.

and within a month he was back in game as John Coleman's successor at Rochdale.

"I didn't want to be out of the game," added Hill. "I didn't like being sat on my settee.

"I got advised maybe not to take the job at Rochdale but I'm really glad I did. It's given me my enthusiasm back and the belief in the players is there.

"We've and I see a really good core of young players to develop the future for Rochdale, so I'm pleased. I'm really ambitious for Rochdale and we will be successful."

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