Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor has hailed the impact of manager Derek Adams after the club celebrated promotion to the SPL with a 5-1 win over Hamilton Academical.
The Staggies extended their unbeaten league run to 33 matches, seeing them move 14 points ahead of second place Dundee.
Adams returned to Victoria Park last summer after a spell as assistant manager of Hibernian.
And MacGregor says he never thought it was a risk to bring the 36-year-old back to the club.
He said: “It was no risk at all, it was an easy decision. It was a risk for Derek maybe but no I saw he was a leader.
“I was sorry to lose him but I think he learned a lot in his six months away and I think Ross County got the benefit of that when he came back.
“I think he’s done a really good job in adding six or seven players of real quality and I think the quality of the squad shone in the end.
“I think that’s the reason we finished so far ahead in the end. He will need all his wits about him to go and choose another six or seven players that can play at premier level.”
On squad investment ahead of the club’s debut SPL season, McGregor added: “The Premier League is a level above where we are so we need to see how we at worst finish in eleventh place and that will require some more players.
Adams himself added: “We’ve had a tremendous day and a tremendous season. The football club has moved on year on year and we’ve moved onto the SPL and that’s great.”
Club captain Richard Brittain called the season the best of his career.
He said: “It is by far and away the best moment of my career. To win the league and win a trophy it is sensational and the boys have been brilliant all season.
“To do it the way we have done it, to go 33 games unbeaten has been absolutely sensational.
“I want to enjoy the last game and the summer before thinking about the future in a few weeks time.”