Ross County sack manager Stuart Kettlewell after defeat to Hamilton Accies

Stuart Kettlewell accepted results had not been good enough after being sacked by Ross County immediately after their 2-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Hamilton.

Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell was relieved of his duties immediately after the game. Picture: SNS
Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell was relieved of his duties immediately after the game. Picture: SNS

The 36-year-old was relieved of his duties following full-time with the Staggies now four points behind second-bottom Hamilton and without a win in the Premiership since September.

Kettlewell, who took charge in March 2018 as co-manager with Steven Ferguson and helped them secure promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking, admitted the decision was a "sore one" for him but said he bore no hard feelings to the club.

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"It is a sore one as I want to fight and scrap and do the best I can for the football club," he said.

"I have done that for a long period of time but results aren't good enough and we find ourselves bottom of the table and cut ourselves adrift on the back of the result today.

"I understand football and there is no ill feeling from me towards the football club or the chairman.

"I am grateful for the opportunity, there has been a lot of high points.

"It is a bad day for me and the football club. I wish them success moving forward and where they go next and hopefully somebody can get a tune out of them and get to a situation where they are not sitting at the foot of the table."

Ross County have only won three games this season, with their last victory in the Scottish Premiership being a 1-0 win over St Johnstone on September 19.

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