Published: 02/03/2018 11:16 - Updated: 02/03/2018 11:48

Coyle's successor at Ross County confirmed as weekend match postponed

Written byHector MacKenzie


Stuart Kettlewell has been appointed interim manager along with Steven Ferguson
Stuart Kettlewell has been appointed interim manager along with Steven Ferguson
ROSS County have revealed who will take the reins at the Global Energy Stadium following the dramatic resignation of Owen Coyle.


Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson were today confirmed as interim managers until the end of the season follow Coyle's unexpected exit yesterday evening.

Both are former County players who have gone on to forge new roles within the club.

Ferguson was appointed the club's Academy Director in September. Kettlewell, a former midfield favourite, has been a success as the coach of the Under 20 side, previous winners of the Development League.

Ferguson has twice stepped into the breach following departures from the top spot, taking charge after the dismissal of Derek Adams in August 2014 and again in September last year before Coyle's appointment.

The duo have some time to formulate a plan of action as tomorrow's scheduled home fixture against Partick Thistle has been postponed on police advice.

Owen Coyle said: “Myself and the chairman had a chat on Monday and after some reflective thought I felt for the good of Ross County - and the challenging situation with my family being in England - it was in everyone’s best interests for me to offer my resignation, which the chairman duly accepted.”
Speaking about Coyle's resignation, chairman, Roy MacGregor, said: “We thank Owen and Sandy for their time at Ross County Football Club and wish them well for the future.”

Coyle had taken the club's press conference on Thursday morning with journalists getting no hint of what was to come later in the day.

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