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Inverness Caledonian Thistle confirm that Billy Dodds is their new head coach

By Will Clark

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle have confirmed Billy Dodds has been appointed as the club’s new head coach on a two-year deal.

Billy Dodds in the new head coach of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Billy Dodds in the new head coach of Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Dodds joined the club in March as interim assistant coach to Neil McCann after former manager John Robertson went on compassionate leave and has since been promoted to sporting director.

Dodds has previously been assistant manager at Dundee United, Queen of the South, Dundee, and Ross County.

As a player, Dodds won the SPL, Scottish Cup and League Cup during his time with Rangers, he won the League Cup while playing for Aberdeen and the First Division and Challenge Cup while at Dundee.

Speaking to club media, club chief executive Scot Gardiner said: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm Billy as head coach after a rigorous interview process last week and I am also grateful to Billy for entering into that process in good faith.”

“While Billy was always our initial favourite for the position given his input and showing during the last six weeks or so of the season, I explained to him that we would be doing the club and the fans a disservice if we did not go through the process of first inviting applications and then hosting face to face interviews.”

“Billy understood this instantly and agreed that we would be correct to go down that route, confident in his own ability to come through the process.

"Very helpfully and in the face of us speaking to another three of the excellent candidates who made up our short list, he remained the best man for the job at the end of that process and will now take up the position with immediate effect.”

“Once again, we’d like to welcome Billy to the club but on a full time basis this time and as the head coach.”

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