DEREK Adams has left Ross County after just 79 days in charge.

The Scottish club tonight confirmed the former Bantams manager’s departure.

It follows yesterday’s 5-0 thrashing at Motherwell that leaves them second from bottom in the Scottish Premier League.

Adams, who had returned for his third spell in charge, said: “After much consideration in recent weeks, I have made the decision to resign from my position.

“Over my 12 league games in charge, we moved six points clear of the team directly below and have been extremely close to gaining more victories and draws along the way.

“Ross County Football Club is close to my heart after twice playing here and managing for a third time.”

Adams won just two of his 12 game in the hot-seat with three draws.

Chairman Roy MacGregor said: “We have agreed to accept his resignation in the best interest of both Derek and the club.

“We wish him well for whatever he chooses to do in the future.”