FORMER Wanderers boss Owen Coyle has resigned from his post as manager of Ross County.

The 51-year-old had been in charge of the SPL strugglers for just five months, and had been joined by ex-Bolton assistant Sandy Stewart.

Coyle managed just four victories in 21 league matches during his time at County and the club currently stand bottom of the table, three points behind Partick Thistle.

“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,” said Coyle in a statement on the Ross County website.

Club chairman, Roy MacGregor, added: “We thank Owen and Sandy for their time at Ross County Football Club and wish them well for the future.”

Coyle spent two years with Wanderers between 2010 and 2012, guiding the club to the semi-final of the FA Cup, but also overseeing their Premier League demise.

He moved on to manage Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers either side of a spell in MLS with Houston Dynamo.

His family remained in Lancashire after taking up the post at Ross County, where he was also joined by Wanderers legend John McGinlay as chief scout.