New Ross County boss Adams 'always knew' he would return to Staggies

Adams left his role at Morecambe to replace Malky Mackay at Dingwall.

New Ross County boss Derek Adams ‘always knew’ he would return to Staggies SNS Group

Derek Adams has admitted that he “always knew” he would return to Ross County one day as he spoke of his delight at being named the new manager at Dingwall.

The former Morecambe, Bradford and Plymouth Argyle boss was confirmed as Malky Mackay’s replacement on Monday as he returned to the Staggies for the fifth time.

After nine-years spent down south, the 48-year-old is now on his third spell as Ross County manager as he looks to take them back up the Premiership table.

He previously took them from League One to the Premiership and reached the Scottish Cup final during his previous times in dugout.

They are now sitting second bottom of the top-flight and only ahead of 12th placed Livingston on goal-difference.

Adams will take charge of his first game when Kilmarnock visit the Highlands in league action this coming weekend and he is keen to get going again.

Speaking to media following his appointment he said: “I am delighted to be back at Ross County, It’s a club that I have been at for many years as a player and it is my third stint as manager.

“I understand the area, I understand the people and understand where this club wants to get to.

“When I was give the opportunity to come back by the chairman and CEO, it was something I was really excited about.

“I always knew that I would come back to this football club one day. Knowing you want to come back to a football club and getting the opportunity to come back are two different things, so I am grateful for the opportunity to manage this football club again in the Premiership.

“I first took it here many years ago and we are still fighting as a relatively small club in this league, but to be in for so many years is testament to so many people and managers over the years.”

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