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Ross County confirm departure of assistant manager Richie Brittain


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County legend Richie Brittain has left his role as the club's assistant manager.

Brittain had at one stage been the Staggies' record appearance holder, as well as going on to become reserve team manager and assistant manager under Stuart Kettlewell and John Hughes last season.

As a player, the midfielder played 270 games and scored 50 goals while lifting the Challenge Cup in 2011, while even after joining the coaching staff he continued to taste success – leading his young County players to the North of Scotland Cup.

Richie Brittain most recently served as Ross County's assistant manager. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Richie Brittain most recently served as Ross County's assistant manager. Picture: Ken Macpherson

However, with the arrival in Dingwall of Malky Mackay, it appears the coaching staff will be undergoing changes, and Brittain is the first casualty of that refresh.

Club chairman Roy McaGregor paid tribute to Brittain, telling Ross County's website: “Richie has been a tremendous servant to Ross County Football Club over his time here.

"As a player, captain and coach, Richie has always upheld such high standards and true commitment and will always be known as the Captain that took us to the 2010 Scottish Cup Final and to the Scottish Premiership for the first time in our history.

“Furthermore, Richie has always been somebody that this club could rely on and that would produce for us on and off the field and for that I am extremely grateful.

"Similar to other quotes I have made in recent times, when we all look back at Ross County over the next 10, 15, 20 years and beyond, Richie is always one of the first players that will come to the mind of people when they think of Ross County.”


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