Keith Hill is the new manager of Tranmere Rovers, the club have confirmed.

The former Bolton Wanderers and Rochdale manager will take charge from Tuesday night against Carlisle United.

Ian Dawes and Andy Parkinson will stay at the club.

A statment from club issued this evening said: "Keith is a manager of significant experience and proven success at this level, most notably, every full season he has managed in League Two, he has guided his team to either promotion or sealed a placed in the play-offs."

An experienced manager, with nearly 700 matches under his belt, Hill has acheived two promotions from League Two and kept Rochdale in League One for five years, whilst playing an attractive style of football.

He also helped Dale achieve their first promotion in 41 years, alongside helping secure their highest ever league placing and most points secured in a season.

Tranmere Chairman Mark Palios said: "The remarkable job done by caretaker manager Ian Dawes, assisted by Andy Parkinson, meant that we had the time to conduct a very thorough interview process, which was necessary given the number of high quality candidates who applied for the role.

"Keith emerged as the strongest candidate and I am delighted he has accepted the role. Keither indicated that he wishes to work with Ian as his assistant manager and Andy as a first team coach, which reflects the great job they have done in the interim.

"With Keith's managerial experience and Ian and Andy's knowledge of the current squad and coaching ability, I am confident they will make a very effective team."

As a result of the current Coronavirus pandemic, Hill has signed a contract until the end of the current 2020/21 season. In the event of promotion, his deal will be automatically extended by a further 12 months.

Hill said: "I'm delighted to be joining Tranmere. It's a club which has the facilities and teh players to achieve promotion and that will be my aim.

"I can't wait to get started, and I am only sorry that my first games will be without supporters in attendance."