Rangers fans have taken to social media in a rage after it was revealed Derek McInnes would be staying at Aberdeen.
McInnes had long been the short-priced favourite for the Blues manager’s job with the bookies during Rangers’ manager hunt, since the departure of Pedro Caixinha.
Rangers had just beaten McInnes’ side twice in a row to go above them in the Scottish Premiership, and many expected the manager to make the move to the Gers.
However, that has turned out to not be the case with Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne declaring himself the “happiest man in the world” on the BBC as he held onto to his manager.
The news was officially confirmed on the Aberdeen Twitter page on Thursday evening.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) December 7, 2017
Rangers fans responded to the news by directing their anger at the board, as the long manager search continues to drag on.
One fan revealed that they didn’t care for McInnes but the whole situation has been embarrassing for the club, and another fan said the inability to get the manager showed that the club was a shambles.
Here are the best tweets by disgruntled Rangers fans after hearing the shock McInnes news:
Our board have made an utter fool of themselves with mcinnes. 5 weeks to decide he is the man and they then can't get it over the line. Shambles. Just give it to Murty until the end of the season. Any decent manager isn't going to be interested now
— Craig Robertson (@robbo1872) December 7, 2017
I’m not in the least bit gutted we never got McInnes BUT I am totally raging at our board. Fecking embarrassing and shambolic!
— Cheryl (@gers_chick) December 7, 2017
It shows how incompetent this board is , that they didn't consider McInnes good enough to be our manager until we battered his team twice.
— Chris Scott (@christtocs) December 7, 2017
Kinda glad a never really wanted Mcinnes in the first place, still embarrassed he turned it down mind you ????
— Tommy (@TomMcgall) December 7, 2017
Rangers football club are a Joke! Absolutely embarrassing! Mcinnes might not have been the man but 6 weeks and still no manager is just not right!!!
— Stuart Roberts (@stuartyrangers1) December 7, 2017
I didn't want McInnes in and certainly not his Rangers hating assistant but the board will probably have no plan B or they would have moved for McInnes earlier
— William Staunch 3rd (@William_EBT_3rd) December 7, 2017
Canny even get mcinnes from aberdeen shows how much of a shambles we are
— chrissy agnew (@chrissyagnew18) December 7, 2017
Know for a fact now that McInnes isn’t coming to us we’ll panic cause it’s been 6wks & appoint absolute anyone
— WG (@VivaGoldinho) December 7, 2017
If the @RangersFC board had approached Derek McInnes 6 weeks ago. He’d be @RangersFC manager. His comments post match at weekend were clearly directed at the amateurs running our club. As I said at the time. I don’t blame him one bit.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) December 7, 2017
Let's be honest. Even I just wanted Mcinnes because he's a 'steady Eddie'. The main issue is not Mcinnes. It's the incompetence of the Rangers Board. We need a proper MD/CEO. Robertson is an embarrassment.
— John DC Gow (@johndcgow) December 7, 2017
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.