Derek Adams, the Manager who has orchestrated Ross County's rise
from the Second Division to the SPL, has put pen to paper on an
extended contract which keeps him at the Global Energy Stadium
until the end of Season 2015/2016. The news has been warmly
welcomed by all at the Dingwall Club, particularly in light of the
praise and plaudits Adams' achievements have garnered bringing him
to national attention.
Despite having picked up an unprecedented 3 Manager of the Month
awards in County's first season as an SPL team, Chairman Roy
MacGregor insisted very few realised the true value of the man who
has brought such success to the Staggies;
"Derek's CV is an amazing read - he's brought this Club not only
the greatest period in it's long history, but I think probably
greater success than many could ever have imagined for us. Of
course it is right that I highlight the First and Second Division
titles and 2 Challenge Cups that he has brought to Dingwall as well
as a top six finish in our debut season in the SPL and a Scottish
Cup Final appearance, but even these amazing achievements don't
tell the full story.
What Derek has brought to this Club more than anything is an
ethos and a sense of belief and indeed purpose. He is one of the
most focussed and driven people I have ever met, and his vision of
what this Football Club could and should achieve has been at the
very centre of everything that Ross County have achieved during his
tenure as Manager. His dedication and attention to detail is what
has enabled Derek to lead this Club forwards on and off the
I have spoken many times of the value of the inspirational
leadership Derek has provided at the Club and this extended
contract now gives us a period of stability as we look to build on
the success he has brought to the Club."
Derek himself added,
"I am delighted to extend my stay at Ross County Football Club.
We are one of the few Clubs in Scotland with access to quality
training facilities right here at the Stadium, and having started
my tenure in the Second Division we have been able to build not
only a team and a squad but also a culture at the Football Club.
Our successes have been built on this ethos, and I think this shows
what can be achieved by building a team spirit and putting the
players at the heart of the Football Club.
I am under no illusions as to the challenges that lie ahead in
the coming seasons, but both I and my players relish them and I am
delighted to be preparing for them with the added stability this
extension to my contract gives us."