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ROSS COUNTY SACK McINTYRE AND DODDS

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ROSS COUNTY today announced that the club has taken the decision to to part company with Jim McIntyre and his assistant, Billy Dodds, with immediate effect.

The Highlanders have taken only 4 points from a possible 21 so far this season and sit in third bottom spot with a point more than both Patrick Thistle and Kilmarnock.

In a statement The Dingwall club thanked “Jim and Billy for their dedication and hard work during their time at the Club and in particular would like to acknowledge their achievement in guiding the Club to winning its first piece of major silverware. We wish them both well for the future.”

Steven Ferguson, Academy Director, will step in as Caretaker Manager.

The Board at the Dingwall club will now begin the recruitment process and will make no further comment until that process is completed.

The news from the Highlands this morning follows on from Falkirk’s decision last night to part company with Peter Houston after a poor start to the season.

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The former-Dundee United manager had led the club to the play-offs two seasons in a row; however, after the 2-0 home defeat to newly promoted Livingston, Houston has been shown the door.

In three seasons at the club, Houston led the club to the 2015 Scottish Cup Final and second place in the past two years. Houston’s performances in the past were quickly forgotten after the Bairns were booed off the pitch on Saturday – which leaves them second bottom and nine points off the play-off places.

The search now must begin for a new manager to rectify the situation for the club, with Paul Hartley being an early contender for the job.

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