Ross County manager Derek Adams signs new contract

Ross County manager Derek Adams has extended his contract with the Dingwall club until 2016.

Adams led County to a fifth-place finish in their debut season in the Scottish Premier League, which followed their First Division title triumph.

The 37-year-old is in his second spell as manager of the Victoria Park club, having left briefly to become assistant manager with Hibernian.

"I am delighted to extend my stay at Ross County Football Club," he said.

"We are one of the few clubs in Scotland with access to quality training facilities right here at the stadium and, having started my tenure in the Second Division, we have been able to build not only a team and a squad but also a culture at the football club.

His dedication and attention to detail is what has enabled Derek to lead this club forwards on and off the park

Roy MacGregor Ross County manager

"Our successes have been built on this ethos and I think this shows what can be achieved by building a team spirit and putting the players at the heart of the football club.

"I am under no illusions as to the challenges that lie ahead in the coming seasons, but both I and my players relish them and I am delighted to be preparing for them with the added stability this extension to my contract gives us."

Chairman Roy MacGregor added on the club's website: "Derek's CV is an amazing read. He's brought this club not only the greatest period in it's long history but I think probably greater success than many could ever have imagined for us.

"He is one of the most focused and driven people I have ever met and his vision of what this football club could and should achieve has been at the very centre of everything that Ross County have achieved during his tenure as manager.

"His dedication and attention to detail is what has enabled Derek to lead this club forwards on and off the park.

"I have spoken many times of the value of the inspirational leadership Derek has provided at the club and this extended contract now gives us a period of stability as we look to build on the success he has brought to the cub."

Meanwhile, County have signed SC Cambuur forward Melvin de Leeuw on a pre-contract agreement.

"Melvin is a talented left-sided player who will create opportunities for other players and has a good goal scoring record in Holland," said Adams.

"He will blend in well with the ethos of the football club."