Former Claret Adams joins Hibs

12 November 2010 11:52
Derek Adams, who was a Burnley player for eighteen months during the 1990s, has given up his job as manager of Ross County to become assistant manager of Hibs in the SPL. Adams had a fruitful career back in Scotland after being released at Turf Moor by Adrian Heath, and most recently, since October 2007, has been manager of Ross County where he's brought considerable success.They won promotion to the Scottish First Division in 2008 and at the end of last season he led them to the Scottish Cup Final, but now he's opted to become a number two under Hibs' boss Colin Calderwood.Adams said on his appointment: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to come to a club of the stature of Hibernian. In particular I'm looking forward to working closely with Colin Calderwood and the talented group of players at the club."I've had three magnificent years at Ross County and leave there with a sense of pride. The club made great progress over that period but it's now time for both Ross County and me to look forward to the next phase. I wish the club every success in the future."His new boss Calderwood said: "I am delighted to have secured Derek's services and now feel that we have an extremely strong group of coaches at the club. I have been hugely impressed by Derek's achievements at Ross County and also saw in his Ross County team the type of organisation and dynamism that I want to see at Hibernian. I have no doubt that he will make a strong contribution to our future development."