07.02.2024 21:03 h

Ross County manager Adams resigns after just 12 games

Derek Adams ended his third spell as manager of Scottish Premiership side Ross County as he resigned after just 12 games and 79 days on Wednesday.

The 48-year-old won just two matches after returning to the club in November, with Tuesday's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Motherwell sealing his fate.

County are six points off the bottom of the table, but sit in the relegation playoff place, six points adrift of safety.

"After much consideration in recent weeks, I have made the decision to resign from my position as first team manager," Adams said in a statement.

"Ross County is close to my heart after twice playing here and managing for a third time."

Adams had hinted in recent weeks he regretted taking the job and was criticised in December for a rant lambasting the "shocking" standard of the Scottish top-flight.

County were also dumped out of the Scottish Cup last month 3-0 at home by second-tier Partick Thistle.

Chairman Roy MacGregor said in a statement: "We have agreed to accept his resignation in the best interest of both Derek and the club."