Aberdeen are standing behind their coach Allan Russell following his involvement in a road crash which left a man seriously injured.

The striking coach was relieved of his England duties and won't be part of the international set-up for Euro 2020 after it was reported that he had allowed his drunk brother to drive his car which he ploughed into another motor.

He also admitted letting his brother Simon drive without insurance.

The English FA released a statement confirming they had parted ways following the incident, saying: "We’ve agreed with Allan it is best for him to leave."

But Dons have revealed they intend to keep Russell at the club as part of Stephen Glass's coaching team as he is "deeply remorseful" of the situation which left a medic in critical condition.

They said: "The Club has now been made aware of all the circumstances surrounding a regrettable road traffic accident last year, in which Allan was a passenger in the vehicle. 

"He is deeply remorseful about the consequences of this incident for everyone involved. 

"Having taken everything into consideration, we feel Allan made a serious error of judgement but he took responsibility and has suffered the consequences. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to redeem themselves by learning from their mistakes and the Club will be supporting Allan in his role as an assistant coach at AFC where he is already making a positive impact."

Russell, 40, was in the passenger seat alongside bro Simon when he smashed into Danny Moss, 43, head-on back in July of last year in Oxfordshire.