Don Cowie lands Ross County manager job on permanent basis after Premiership safety secured

Don Cowie has been given the Ross County job on a permanent basis.

The 41-year-old has been the interim boss since Derek Adams departed the club back in February and he was able to secure their safety in the Premiership following a playoff final win over Raith Rovers.

Cowie's efforts were rewarded by the club board and he was confirmed as the full-time gaffer following celebrations at the full-time whistle. Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, chairman Roy MacGregor confirmed the news and even claimed Cowie was always to become official gaffer no matter this outcome.

"Mighty relieved," he said. "Two years running, we don't want to do that again. It's been an up and down season but today I thought we showed our real character coming through, so I'm really proud of the boys. It's great to have won today but that's twice in two years we've finished 11th so we need to take stock, see so we don't end up in the same position next year.

"Don was told when he got the job that he'd be in the job next season no matter what happens so we've still got to do the Ts and Cs, tidy that up but he was always going to be manager no matter where we ended up.

"He's much cooler than his chairman! His decision-making today he got it right so I'm really delighted for him."