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Malky Mackay speaks for the first time since parting company with Ross County as League Managers' Association release statement

By Andrew Henderson

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Malky Mackay has made his first public comment since being sacked as Ross County manager.

The former Scottish FA performance director was removed from his position last week, with Derek Adams installed as his replacement on Monday.

Malky Mackay has made his first public comment since leaving Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Malky Mackay has made his first public comment since leaving Ross County. Picture: Ken Macpherson

Mackay had not commented on his departure publicly, but this morning the League Managers' Association released a statement on his behalf.

It read: "It was an honour to have managed Scottish Premiership side Ross County FC for over 100 games.

"The warm Highland welcome I received and the support from our fans during my three seasons in Dingwall is something I will never forget.

"I worked every day to represent the club to the best of my ability and I would like to thank the staff for all of their hard work and dedication over the last two and a half years.

"Football clubs are only as good as the people within, and the small group at Ross County do a phenomenal job in running this Premiership club. I would like to give a special mention to CEO, Steven Ferguson, and Club Secretary, Fiona MacBean, to whom I will be forever grateful for the help and support they provided during my tenure.

"To Chairman, Roy MacGregor, thank you for giving me the opportunity to manage your club.

"Of course, I would like to recognise my players for all of their efforts in our time together and I have enjoyed every minute of working with them. I have the utmost confidence in the capabilities of this squad and the infrastructure that is in place for them to continue to thrive in the Scottish Premiership.

"Finally, I would like to thank my family for their unwavering support throughout my time in the Highlands. I am now looking forward to having a chance to recharge and get ready for my next chapter."

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