ROSS County have announced Owen Coyle has resigned as club manager.
The club confirmed his departure along with assistant manager Sandy Stewart who has also left with immediate effect.
In a brief statement Coyle said: "Myself and the Chairman had a chat on Monday and after some reflective thought I felt for the good of Ross County - and the challenging situation with my family being in England - it was in everyone’s best interests for me to offer my resignation, which the Chairman duly accepted.”
Chairman Roy MacGregor said: "We thank Owen and Sandy for their time at Ross County Football Club and wish them well for the future.”
Previous to the announcement this evening, Coyle spoke at the club's press conference on Thursday morning ahead of this weekend's game with Partick Thistle giving no indication he was standing down.
Ross County are three points adrift at the bottom of the SPFL and face 11th place Partick Thistle at the Global Energy Stadium on Saturday where a win could lift them out of the automatic relegation zone.