Derek Adams propensity to waste time and then complain about time being added on should not obscure the fact that he is a remarkably productive football manager. Ross County, from Dingwall, population 5,000, are sitting fourth in the SPL and remain in touching distance of a place in Europe. No need to highlight their Scottish Cup campaign in 2010.
It is, therefore, no surprise that Aberdeen have asked Ross County for permission to speak to him. On the face of it, Aberdeen should fancy their chances of recruiting Adams but County are confident for a reason. SPL, and in Owen Coyle’s case First Division, managers have been recruited by well-paying English clubs at levels the likes of Aberdeen cannot compete with. County chairman, Roy McGregor, is likely to advise Adams to hold off for a more lucrative move south.
When Jimmy Calderwood left Dunfermline for Aberdeen in 2004 chairmen John Yorkston explained his surprise at Calderwood heading north, explaining that he believed one day Calderwood would move to Ibrox. Aberdeen proved to be a plateau for Calderwood, as it has been for most over the last couple of decades.
If they don’t get Adams chances are they will go back to Motherwell; back-to-back second place finishes are exactly what is needed at Pittodrie right now.
Best of luck to Gordon Strachan on his first competitive game as Scotland manager tonight.
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