Celtic fans have reacted to the news that Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has turned down the chance to become the new manager of Rangers.
Gers have been searching for a new boss since Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October after just seven months in charge.
Aberdeen manager McInnes had been the favourite to succeed Caixinha at Ibrox after missing yesterday’s training session and a press conference earlier today.
However, a shock twist has seen the 46-year-old decide to turn down Rangers and remain at Aberdeen, leaving Gers with seemingly nowhere to go in their search for a new boss.
The news was announced on the Aberdeen Twitter page on Thursday evening.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) December 7, 2017
Needless to say, Celtic fans were absolutely delighted with the news and took to social media to express their joy.
Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the best tweets by Hoops fans.
Derek McInnes- ‘He came, he saw….He went home again!’ HAHAHAAHHAHA!!! Correct decision!
— CelticRhebel (@TheCelticRhebel) December 7, 2017
McInnes 😂😂😂😂 Avoiding that sinking ship like the plague 😂😂😂😂
— Brother Celtic (@BrotherCeltic) December 7, 2017
The Rangers “International” Football Club are coming with Derek McInnes 👀 oh, wait! Scratch that 😂😂👌
Simply the best for Comedy Gold 😂😂😂😂🍀💚👍
— 💚 Celtic 💚 (@Con_Shaunnery) December 7, 2017
Surely no one is surprised. McInnes is staying at the second biggest club in Scotland and has turned down an absolute minnow. Not really a decision for him.
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) December 7, 2017
McInnes has decided to stay at Scotland’s 2nd biggest club 😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Stephen Wray 🏴 (@TheBhoyWray) December 7, 2017
Every single Rangers fan right now if you change the word bus to Mcinnes 😂😂😂 https://t.co/bFTYTwKwut
— Michael McLeish (@Michael_Celtic) December 7, 2017
McInnes says "NO". 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/K2fNTYDzID
— Cleveland Celtic (@ClevelandCeltic) December 7, 2017
Celtic fans are delighted. if McInnes had left Aberdeen might have actually challenged us in the new year
— Darth Mik (@dunleavy138) December 7, 2017
Under-20s coach Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge at Ibrox since October, winning four of his six matches as interim boss, including back-to-back wins over McInnes’ Aberdeen last week.
Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premiership table, seven points ahead of second-place Rangers, having played a game fewer.
The Hoops travel to fourth-placed Hibernian in Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon, while Rangers face struggling Ross County on Saturday.