Former Ross County boss Derek Adams has been appointed as the new manager of Plymouth Argyle.Adams makes the long journey from Scotland to take the reins at Home Park, replacing John Sheridan who departed the Pilgrims last month.
Plymouth finished seventh in Sky Bet League 2 last term, before losing out to Wycombe Wanderers in the Play-Off Semi-Finals, but Adams boasts a fine promotion record during his time with the Staggies and will hope that experience pays off at the opposite end of the United Kingdom.
In 2007, at the age of just 32, Adams took over at the highland outfit and guided them to the Scottish Premiership, picking up two titles along the way and lifting the Scottish Challenge Cup.
You're very welcome, Derek #pafchttp://t.co/dlFIq8lcjxpic.twitter.com/JYkFDjlSG1— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Only1Argyle) June 11, 2015
During his tenure at Dingwall, he also took his team to their maiden Scottish Cup Final and earned the 2011/12 PFA Scotland Manager of the Year after his team went on a remarkable 34-match unbeaten run.
“It’s a long journey,” Adams said, on the distance between Ross County and Plymouth. “But this is a big football club. It’s a pleasure to come here and work for Argyle.
“It wants to get back to where it thinks it belongs, and that’s in the Championship. For me, that’s the ambition this football club wants to show.
“That’s why I’m here. I’m here to try to make the football club successful, like John Sheridan did before, to move that on."