Morecambe News: Hill in talks to replace Bradford-bound Adams

By Wayne Veysey

3rd Jun, 2021 | 2:24pm

Sources: Hill in talks to be new Morecambe boss and replace Bradford-bound Adams

Keith Hill is in talks to replace Bradford City-bound Derek Adams at Morecambe, Football Insider understands.

As revealed by this site, Adams is set to be confirmed as the League Two outfit’s new manager in the next 48 hours.

A Morecambe source has told Football Insider the club have now opened discussions with former Tranmere Rovers boss Hill and a deal is close.

The 52-year-old is available after being sacked by Rovers last month.

He managed to guide Tranmere to a seventh-place finish in League Two, as well as the EFL Trophy final.

However, he was dismissed ahead of Rovers’ play-off campaign.

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Ian Dawes was put in temporary charge, while Andy Parkinson took over as assistant.

The Merseyside outfit were beaten by eventual promotion winners Morecambe in the semi-finals.

Hill could now take charge of the newly-promoted outfit after Adams’ departure was confirmed on Tuesday.

It is understood the 45-year-old has agreed a deal to remain in League Two with Bradford City.

He is set to replace co-managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars, who were also dismissed last month.

Hill is an experienced campaigner in League One, having managed 294 games in the division.

The majority of his experience in the third tier came during his time as Rochdale manager.

He also took charge of Bolton Wanderers during the 2019/20 campaign but was not kept on past the end of his contract following relegation.

The Trotters, Cambridge City and Cheltenham Town join Morecambe as the other sides promoted from League Two.

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