John Hughes has left his position as Ross County manager after guiding the club to Scottish Premiership safety and wins over the likes of Aberdeen and Celtic.

‘Yogi’ made his name as a player at clubs like Celtic and Hibs before forging a successful management career with notable stints at Falkirk and Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He returned to management for the first time since 2018 in December 2020 to guide County to Premiership safety.

John Hughes is on the move.

John Hughes is on the move. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He managed that with a final day win over Motherwell but after some impressive results, which included a 1-0 win over Celtic, County say Hughes wants to go down a different path: “Following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, the club has spent several days reviewing one of our most difficult campaigns in the Scottish Premiership.

“We thankfully retained our Premiership status under challenging circumstances- against a backdrop of COVID-19 and making the decision to change managers midway through the campaign. John Hughes was brought to Ross County on a fixed-term contract until the end of the season to steer us to safety from relegation.

 

“He has successfully achieved that objective. The club can today confirm that John has decided to explore further football opportunities and with the imminent expiry of his contract, John will leave the club. John’s time here was a great success for John personally and Ross County Football Club.

“The club is currently taking stock of our position and we are working extremely hard to deliver a long-term, strategic plan to support the continuing success of Ross County FC in the Scottish Premiership, and what we see as the beginning on a new era here in Dingwall.”

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