Accrington boss John Coleman has moved a step closer to becoming Rochdale's new manager after agreeing personal terms with the npower League One club.

Dale revealed on Monday morning that Accrington had granted them permission to open talks with a view to Coleman ending his 13-year association with Stanley and becoming Steve Eyre's successor at Spotland.

A statement released by League Two Accrington confirmed these talks were successful and the two clubs are now in the process of reaching a compensation agreement.

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