Scunthorpe have confirmed the appointment of Alan Knill as manager following his departure from League Two outfit Bury.

Shakers assistant boss Chris Brass and goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler will join Knill at the Championship strugglers and all three man have signed rolling contracts.

Knill, who spent four years of his playing career with the Iron between 1993 and 1997, quickly emerged as the leading contender to succeed Ian Baraclough at Glanford Park.

He was appointed at Bury, who currently lie fourth in League Two, in February 2008 and has won many admirers for his work at Gigg Lane.

Scunthorpe general manager David Beeby told the club's official website: "We're delighted to appoint Alan Knill as manager.

"Alan Knill was always the number one choice.

"Having had conversations with Alan, the chairman was adamant he was the right man. The board were in agreement too

"We spoke to Bury, initially to get permission to speak to Alan and then to agree compensation. In the meantime we agreed a deal with Alan as well.

"We're pleased it has all come together."