Derek Adams insists he is proud of his achievements in his two spells at Victoria Park.
Adams took County to their first Scottish Cup final as a First Division side in 2010 but the Staggies were defeated 3-0 by Dundee United at Hampden Park.
After leaving Dingwall midway through the following season to become Colin Calderwood’s assistant at Hibernian, Adams returned to the Highlands six months later and took County to Scotland’s top flight in his first year back.
The Staggies have remained in the Premiership since and Adams insists he and his father George leave the club with their heads held high, particularly given the budget constraints they worked under.
Adams said: “I am very proud to have represented Ross County as a player and manager in my career.
“I would like to thank all of the players who have worked with me, my coaching team and all staff at the club and I would like to thank the board and the chairman for the opportunity to have the honour of working with Ross County, and, of course, the sup-porters and the local community for their support and for the part they have played in the incredible journey we have taken as a club.
“Considering the fact Ross County has had, I believe, one of the lowest, if not the lowest, wage bills in the league in the last couple of seasons, this shows our ‘David’ has notched victories against the ‘Goliaths’ of Scottish football more often than we might have reasonably expected.
“As part of the financial realities of working at Ross County, I have become accustomed to working in a challenging environment.
“For the last few seasons, while working with a low wage budget we have had to build almost entirely new teams to start each season without ever spending a transfer fee which has been a massive challenge that we have been able to meet by retaining our Premiership status.
“While this has been extremely challenging, I believe it makes the journey we have taken even more remarkable and I am very proud to have been a part of it.
“I have always believed the test of a manager is in consistently outperforming his resources and I believe I achieved that with Ross County.”