Former Ross County manager Derek Adams has revealed his father broke the news of his sacking by the Staggies.
Adams was dismissed by the Staggies at the end of last month, after County lost their first four Premiership games of the season.
It turned out to be a double blow for the Adams family, as County chairman Roy MacGregor also removed Adams’ father George from his position as the club’s director of football.
Adams led the Dingwall outfit into the top flight for the first time in 2012, leading County to fifth and seventh-place finishes.
However, after a poor start to this season, MacGregor took the decision to sack Adams, who was last week replaced by Queen of the South manager Jim McIntyre.
Adams said: “The director of football phoned me and told me I had been sacked, and I had to phone the chairman to speak to him.
“I said to the director of football, no problem, if that’s the way they want to do it then I’ll go and clear my office tonight.
“I got in my car and phoned the chairman on my way across the Kessock Bridge and said to him, I’d heard the news.
“He said to me, ‘that’s the decision we’ve made.’ It was a two-minute conversation.
“The chairman wanted to take the club in a different direction so he sacked both of us.
“From that point of view it’s been difficult because he is my father and was the director of football, we had a very successful relationship, and a working relationship.”
Adams remains proud of his achievements at Victoria Park which included winning the First Division to earn top-flight promotion, and reaching the Scottish Cup final in 2010.
Adams added: “When you had the success we had and ran the football club the way we wanted to run it, that’s going to cause problems to people.
“We were running the first team successfully, we brought youth players through the academy and it was changing year on year. We were taking on foreign players, taking on loan players and really being able to adapt.
“We thought that was the right policy and it has been proved to be right because we had been so successful at that.”