Derek Adams (2nd Spell)

Full Name: Derek Adams
Time As Manager: May 2011 - August 2014
First Game in Charge: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 vs. Elgin City (1-2)
Last Game in Charge: Aug 26th, 2014 vs. Stranraer (2-1)

Adams left Hibernian on 19 May 2011 to return to Ross County as manager. In his first season back at County, Adams guided the club to the 2011-12 Scottish First Division championship and promotion to the Scottish Premier League. County clinched the championship with five games to spare. Adams was elected PFA Scotland Manager of the Year for the 2011-12 season. Before the 2012-13 season, Adams made seven signings, all of which were free agents. After three draw and one win, Adams was named SPL manager of the month for August. The club's 40-match unbeaten league was ended by a 2-1 defeat to St. Johnstone; Adams said he was very proud of achieving such a long run without defeat. In November 2012, Adams appointed Neale Cooper, who had just left Hartlepool United, as his assistant manager. Ross County struggled during the autumn of 2012, but Adams expected the club to avoid relegation. In late-December the club began a winning streak, that eventually led to a top-six finish. In the January 2013 transfer window, Adams offloaded nine players and made six new signings. The winning streak continued, which resulted Adams receiving manager of the month awards for January and February. Adams was nominated for PFA Scotland Manager of the Year, but lost out to Allan Johnston. At the end of the 2012-13 season, Adams signed a new contract with the club. Ross County struggled for much of the 2013-14 season, but managed to avoid a relegation playoff with one game to spare. After four defeats to start the 2014-15 season, Adams was sacked by the club.


Most Appearances Top Scorers
  1. Richard Brittain - 119
  2. Scott Boyd - 114
  3. Rocco Quinn - 102
  4. Grant Munro - 87
  5. Stuart Kettlewell - 86
  6. Michael Fraser - 77
  7. Iain Vigurs - 74
  8. Paul Lawson - 61
  9. Colin McMenamin - 60
  10. Mihael Kovacevic - 48
  1. Richard Brittain - 30
  2. Colin McMenamin - 21
  3. Michael Gardyne - 18
  4. Iain Vigurs - 16
  5. Rocco Quinn - 11
  6. Melvin De Leeuw - 10
  7. Stuart Kettlewell - 9
  8. Ivan Sproule - 8
  9. Sam Morrow - 7
  10. Steven Craig - 6

Total Players Used: 59 (65 including unused subs)

Average Home Attendance: 3,499

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 7th, 2012 7 - 0 vs. Stenhousemuir, Scottish Cup (4th Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Aug 13th, 2014 0 - 4 vs. Partick Thistle, League (Premiership)
Aug 17th, 2013 0 - 4 vs. St Johnstone, League (Premiership)
Dec 22nd, 2012 0 - 4 vs. Celtic, League (SPL)
Aug 13th, 2011 1 - 5 vs. Hamilton Academical, League (First Division)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
130 51 36 43 193 175 +18
(39.2%) (27.7%) (33.1%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
67 30 18 19 108 77 +31
(44.8%) (26.9%) (28.4%)