Ross County: Danny Lennon & Neale Cooper keen on vacancy

Danny Lennon
Danny Lennon spent four years in charge at St Mirren

Former St Mirren manager Danny Lennon describes the new vacancy at Ross County as "an attractive position".

And former County boss and assistant Neale Cooper is also interested in replacing Derek Adams.

Adams was sacked after losing the club's first four Premiership matches of the season.

"I personally think he's laid a great foundation and there's an opportunity for someone to pick that up," Lennon told BBC Radio Scotland.

"The northerly location may put some people off and others may think Derek Adams has taken the team as far as they can go.

"I spent some time up there in the later years of my career and it's a lovely part of the world.

Ross County managers
Bobby Wilson (1987-96)Neale Cooper (1996-2002)
Alex Smith (2002-05)John Robertson (2005)
Scott Leitch (2006-07)Dick Campbell (2007)
Derek Adams (2007-10)Willie McStay (2010-11)
Jimmy Calderwood (2011)Derek Adams (2011-14)

"They've got a great stadium, great facilities and in many ways they are a model club.

"But I think developing their own players is an area that needs addressed."

Lennon, 45, left St Mirren at the end of last season when the Paisley club decided not to renew his contract.

The highlight of his four years with the Buddies was winning the League Cup in 2013.

He turned out for the Staggies for a brief period in 1999 before moving on to Partick Thistle.

His manager during his spell in the Highlands was former Aberdeen and Rangers player Cooper, who was also Adams' assistant at County between November 2012 and May 2014.

Neale Cooper and Derek Adams
Cooper and Adams worked together at County over the last two seasons

And 50-year-old Cooper, who was "very surprised" at Adams' sacking, is open to another return to Dingwall.

"Hopefully Derek will pick himself up and find something in the future," Cooper said.

"I signed Derek as a player when I was manager there and he did a great job for me.

"I loved being at the club and to be asked back again [in 2012] was great and I loved the role I was in.

"I had six wonderful years there as manager in my first job and I was so supported by [chairman] Roy [MacGregor] and the board.

"I love football, of course I'd be interested. It'd be wrong to say I wasn't.

"There's a lot of young and upcoming managers, I saw [Dumbarton boss] Ian Murray's name mentioned.

"It's a wonderful club with a great support that's just had a bit of a sticky time of late."