Former Ross County manager Derek Adams will return to football today after a nine-month exile when he is appointed as the manger of English League 2 side Plymouth Argyle.
Adams, who turns 40 later this month, has seen off former St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas and Brighton and Hove Albion coach Matt Jones to take charge at Home Park.
Plymouth sacked company with former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan at the end of last month after they lost out in the promotion play-off semi-finals to Wycombe Wanderers and after a round of interviews last week and further discussions this week have opted for Adams.
Under the former Aberdeen, Burnley, County, Motherwell and Livingston player County rose from the third level of Scottish football to the top six of the Premiership as well as reaching the Scottish Cup final of 2010.
A poor start to last season led to his dismissal and despite being linked to a number of clubs in Scotland, Adams will follow in the footsteps of Scottish managers Paul Sturrock and Bobby Williamson by taking charge of the Pilgrims.
Adams said: “It has been a frustrating time however I am looking forward to starting work at Plymouth Argyle.”