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Jim McIntyre quits Doonhamers to become Ross County manager

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rosscountyQueen of the South have announced that manager Jim McIntyre has resigned his position at the Dumfries club to take up the vacant manager’s job at Ross County.

In a statement released this morning by the Championship side, it read: “He [McIntyre] was interviewed for the job on Sunday, offered it on Monday and decided to accept the role after considering it overnight.

“Whilst clearly very disappointed to lose the manager`s services, we understand his desire to work at a higher level again and the board would like to thank both he and Ross County FC for the professional manner in which the negotiations took place.

“We would also like to place on record our thanks for his services over the past 15 months and acknowledgement that he achieved all the targets set for him in that time. We believe he leaves the club well equipped to push for a play-off place in the Championship again despite the quality of clubs at this level this season.

“The process to find a replacement manager will begin immediately.”

Ross County, issued their own statement, announcing that McIntyre has been appointed as manager with Billy Dodds as assistant.

Jim McIntyre and Billy Dodds take up their role with immediate effect. The Dingwall side sacked previous manager Derek Adams following a poor start to their Premiership season and McIntyre’s first job is to try to lift the fortunes of the Premiership side

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