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John Hughes departs Ross County


Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, the club has spent several days reviewing one of our most difficult campaigns in the Scottish Premiership.

We thankfully retained our Premiership status under challenging circumstances- against a backdrop of COVID-19 and making the decision to change managers midway through the campaign. John Hughes was brought to Ross County on a fixed-term contract until the end of the season to steer us to safety from relegation, and he has successfully achieved that objective.

The club can today confirm that John has decided to explore further football opportunities and with the imminent expiry of his contract, John will leave the club. John’s time here was a great success for John personally and Ross County Football Club.

John has commented “I would like to thank the players, staff and supporters. I have enjoyed my time at Ross County. I was appointed with the objective of securing Premiership football and I am proud to have achieved this under the circumstances. I wish Roy MacGregor and Ross County every success for the future.”

We would like to place on the record our thanks to John for his hard work and commitment to Ross County and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.

As outlined by our Chairman in recent interviews, the club is currently taking stock of our position and we are working extremely hard to deliver a long-term, strategic plan to support the continuing success of Ross County FC in the Scottish Premiership, and what we see as the beginning on a new era here in Dingwall.

With this in mind, the club will now begin the process of finding our new manager.

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