Plymouth Argyle appoint Derek Adams as manager

Derek Adams
Derek Adams will manage in England for the first time with Plymouth

Derek Adams will be announced as the new manager of Plymouth Argyle on Thursday, BBC Sport has learned.

The former Ross County manager succeeds John Sheridan, who left the League Two side following their play-off semi-final defeat by Wycombe.

Adams, 39, was sacked by Ross County in August after a winless start to the Scottish Premiership season.

The former Motherwell player led County to a Scottish Cup final in 2010 and into the top flight in 2012.

He had two spells in charge of the Dingwall side with a stint as Hibernian assistant manager in between.

County had never been in Scotland's top division before Adams led them into what was then known as the Scottish Premier League.

And in their debut season, Adams' side secured a top-six finish.

Season 2013-14 was less successful but County did finish well clear of relegation in the re-branded Scottish Premiership.

Four successive league defeats preceded Adams' departure from Victoria Park in August.

Adams told BBC Spotlight he is "looking forward to coming to England and proving himself".

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