Derek McInnes is not going to become the next Rangers manager, according to Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne.
As quoted by the Evening Times Milne said, “Derek made his position very clear to me last night that he has no intentions of going anywhere.
“He loves this club. He knows he’s loved, he knows he’s respected by everyone at the club and the fans out there,” he continued.
“He firmly believes he has unfinished business here. He’s always said to me that he didn’t want to leave this club with just one trophy in the boardroom. It’s great news for everyone that he is committed. He just wants to get on doing the job.”
McInnes has been favourite for the Rangers job since Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October, but as yet Rangers have not approached Aberdeen.
Spicing things up further, Rangers play Aberdeen in a Scottish Premiership double header next week.
Graeme Murty has been Rangers interim manager since the departure of Caixinha.
Football Insider verdict: The longer Rangers wait to appoint a new manager, the less likely it seems that Derek McInnes will be the next man to take over at Ibrox. The upcoming double-header between the teams also seems to complicate the matter, as Aberdeen would be loathe to lose their manager at such a vital time of the season. With Rangers’ AGM coming up next week, perhaps there will be an announcement of their new manager then, but for the time being it looks like Graeme Murty will be in charge at Rangers for a while yet, and Derek McInnes will remain at Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, Barry Ferguson wants Walter Smith and Graeme Souness to take over at Ibrox