Published: 01/03/2018 23:16 - Updated: 01/03/2018 23:19

Ross County FC announce resignation of Owen Coyle as manager

 

Owen Coyle has parted company with Ross County
Owen Coyle has parted company with Ross County
OWEN Coyle has dramatically quit as manager of Ross County.

 

While the Staggies are adrift at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership, Coyle (51) had earlier taken a press conference with no apparent indication of what was to come.

A statement issued later by the club said: "Ross County Football Club would like to announce that first team manager, Owen Coyle, has resigned from his post. He and assistant manager, Sandy Stewart, have left the club with immediate effect."

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.”

 The club said it would be making no further comment at this time.

 While County had been struggling to find form under Coyle and are three points adrift at the bottom, the timing still took many by surprise.

Only hours earlier Coyle had told reporters this weekend's scheduled match against second bottom side Partick Thistle was the club's biggest game of the season.
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