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Ross County and Don Cowie on ‘same page’ over manager’s role as former Scotland international reaffirms desire to become permanent number one

By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County interim manager Don Cowie insists there have been no further talks over whether he will be handed the role on a permanent basis.

The Staggies have shown improved form since the 10-cap Scotland international took charge of the club in the wake of Derek Adams’ departure.

In his seven matches as interim boss to date, County have won two, drawn two and lost three - but are unbeaten in Dingwall with eight points out of a possible 12.

Ross County interim manager Don Cowie has overseen two wins and two draws at home in Dingwall. Picture: Ken Macpherson
Ross County interim manager Don Cowie has overseen two wins and two draws at home in Dingwall. Picture: Ken Macpherson

It is not the first time in recent years that an interim manager has battled against relegation from the Premiership with the club.

Back in 2018, now-Motherwell manager Stuart Kettlewell and current County chief executive Steven Ferguson were placed in charge until the end of the season after the departure of Owen Coyle.

Although they were not able to keep the Staggies in Scotland’s top flight, they were named permanent co-manager before the end of the season - in April of that year.

With the strong form, at home especially, under Cowie, supporters could be forgiven for hoping to see the 41-year-old handed the reigns on a longer-term basis.

Cowie himself, though, says there has been no movement on that front since he was named interim manager.

“No conversation has been had,” he explained.

“We are on the same page. I’m very comfortable with the role I’m in right now.

“I’m loving it and enjoying it. I’ve got a group that are working ever so hard. That has to be the focus, just taking each game.

“What happens at the end of that will be a decision for the owner to make. It’s about doing what’s best for the club right now.

“It’s something I have made no secret about – I want to be a manager.

“There are things that I have got to adapt to and get used to, and it’s something I’m really enjoying.

“It helps that I’ve got a group who are so responsive to the information they get. They want to work hard, which makes it an easy environment to work in with that transition for me.

“It’s just about learning. You obviously think a bit differently, you’ve got big decisions to make.

“We have a healthy squad of players numbers-wise, and quality-wise, so I’m enjoying making those decisions and long may it continue.”

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