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Inverness Caley appoint Billy Dodds as head coach

The 52-year-old former Scotland striker has signed a two-year-deal at the Championship side.

Inverness Caley appoint Billy Dodds as head coach STV News
Head coach: Billy Dodds with CEO Scot Gardiner.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have appointed Billy Dodds as their new manager.

The 52-year-old former Scotland striker has signed a two-year-deal at the Championship side.

Dodds, who played for Rangers, Aberdeen and both Dundee clubs, joined the Highlands club in March as assistant to interim manager Neil McCann.

Billy Dodds, with the club's chief executive Scott Gardiner.STV News
Billy Dodds, with the club’s chief executive Scott Gardiner.

After he joined they went on a six-game winning run and he has now been promoted to head coach.

Club CEO Scot Gardiner said: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm Billy as head coach after a rigorous interview process last week and I am also grateful to Billy for entering into that process in good faith.

“While Billy was always our initial favourite for the position given his input and showing during the last six weeks or so of the season, I explained to him that we would be doing the club and the fans a disservice if we did not go through the process of first inviting applications and then hosting face-to-face interviews.

“Billy understood this instantly and agreed that we would be correct to go down that route, confident in his own ability to come through the process. 

“Very helpfully and in the face of us speaking to another three of the excellent candidates who made up our shortlist, he remained the best man for the job at the end of that process and will now take up the position with immediate effect.”