Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has claimed he has “no regrets” over snubbing Rangers to remain at Pittodrie in December – but the Dons manager will come to rue his decision before too long as the Gers get back to their place at the top of Scottish football.

McInnes said his “love” for the Dons was the reason he stayed put when the Gers tried to lure him back to Ibrox, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Pittodrie boss was the Gers number one target to replace Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese was sacked in October, with the Ibrox board confirming they had made an approach at the beginning of December.

While the two sides are neck and neck in the race for second in the Scottish Premiership, the Gers look to be a better side than Aberdeen and will no doubt try to strengthen their squad again significantly in the summer to try close the gap to leaders Celtic.

The former Rangers midfielder has done a great job at Pittodrie in the five years since he took the hotseat but the Dons appear to have plateaued and don’t look as if they are capable of challenging Celtic – or adding to their squad in a way that will let them take a big leap forward.

McInnes might be happy with being the best of the rest in Scottish football but if Rangers improve again this summer and can get themselves closer to Celtic then the Dons boss will start to have some regrets after all.

In other Rangers news, the club must blow Celtic out of the water to sign the next Moussa Dembele.

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