Ex-Rangers striker Billy Dodds has been sacked as manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle with his side bottom of the Scottish Championship table.

The former Ibrox hitman has been in charge of Caley Thistle since 2021, where he initially replaced former Ibrox teammate Neil McCann on an interim basis.

Despite guiding Inverness to the Playoff Final in 2022 to the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic last season, Billy Dodds’ team are without a win in the opening five Scottish Championship games of the season.

A 1-0 defeat to Raith Rovers at the weekend has proven to be the final straw for the former Rangers striker and ICT are now on the hunt for a suitable replacement.

Alongside Billy Dodds, Inverness coach and club legend Barry Wilson has also been relieved of his duties at the Caledonian Stadium.

Craig Moore, Billy Dodds
27 May 2000: Craig Moore of Rangers hugs Billy Dodds of Rangers during the Scottish Cup Final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park, Scotland. Rangers …

Billy Dodds sacked by Inverness Caledonian Thistle

In a lengthy statement, Inverness paid tribute to Billy Dodds but have been clear that performances have fallen well below expectations at this early stage of the campaign.

“In the first instance we would like to put on record our huge appreciation for the efforts of Billy since taking the position,” reads an excerpt from the statement.

“His professionalism, attention to detail and positive attitude could never be faulted no matter the challenges we faced.

“That said, the CEO and full Board of Directors had been meeting regularly with Billy regarding performances, results, and our expectations and ambitions for this season.

Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle: Scottish Cup Final
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“We were all determined to give ourselves the best possible chance to succeed. Our intention is always to be competing for promotion but as is repeated regularly in such circumstances we are in a results driven business and sadly, this seasons results have not reflected the quality we believe we have in the building.”

Ex-Inverness manager Billy Dodds spent four years at Rangers between 1999 and 2003, winning three major trophies, whilst he is also synonymous for his time at Aberdeen, Dundee United and with the Scotland national team.

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