Cowie 'immensely proud' to be County manager as brother joins staff 

Cowie took the role in Dingwall on an interim basis following the departure of Derek Adams in February.

Don Cowie ‘immensely proud’ to be Ross County manager as brother joins backroom staff SNS Group

Don Cowie says he is “immensely proud” to be officially confirmed as Ross County manager as his brother joined his backroom team.

The Dingwall club confirmed former player Cowie, who took the role on an interim basis following the departure of Derek Adams in February, will lead the team next season.

The Staggies avoided relegation from the Scottish Premiership by beating Raith Rovers in the play-offs.

He will be joined by assistant Carl Tremarco who had been involved in the first-team setup under former boss Malky Mackay and his own brother Paul Cowie who joins the club from Dundee United.

Cowie said: “I am immensely proud to be appointed as manager of the club.

“It is no secret the long affinity I have had with the club and to be appointed in this role full-time is an honour for me and my family.

“Carl was a massive help during my spell in interim charge so to have him on board is fantastic.

“Paul is also an addition I am delighted to have. He did a great job at Dundee United and he felt he was ready for a role in a first-team environment which we are excited to have him for. “

Meanwhile, the Staggies announced that Enda Barron, head of football recruitment, scouting and analysis has left the club.

Steven Ferguson, club CEO said: “I’m delighted we have appointed Don Cowie as first team manager at Ross County football club.

“Having played alongside Don when he made his first team debut for the club back in 2000 and then bringing him back to the club when I was manager prior to our Championship winning season in 2018/19, there is no one happier than me that after a successful interim spell alongside Carl Tremarco that Don and Carl have the opportunity permanently to continue their good work.

“It was made clear following our play-off match that Don would be in this position next season, we wanted to give him time to build his department.

“Don and Carl’s record at home in interim charge was fantastic, with memorable wins against Hearts, Hibs and Rangers and we will be looking to continue this as well as improving our away form.

“Paul joins us from Dundee United and is a fantastic capture for the club, he is held in very high regard in footballing circles and his relationship with Don makes the process of settling in a lot easier.

“Enda Barron departs the club to pursue new opportunities but we would like to put on record our thanks to him and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

Cowie added: “I echo Steven’s comments on Enda, he has been fantastic to work with for the past three years and wish him nothing but continued success in the future.”

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