Rangers have launched a bid to appoint Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on Tuesday and despite their side being in Champions League action, it was a huge talking point among Celtic fans on Twitter.
The Dons refused permission in a statement released on their club website for Rangers to speak with McInnes over a move to Ibrox almost six weeks after sacking manager Pedro Caixinha.
Graeme Murty has been in interim charge but with a league double-header against the Dons out of the way, Rangers have moved for their main target.
As their side were going head-to-head with Anderlecht in the Champions League with continued European football in the new year at stake, Celtic fans were on Twitter discussing the major development in the Light Blues’s search for a new boss – with one suggesting there was something dodgy about how Aberdeen lined up at Ibrox on Wednesday night
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Love the Evening Times describing any part of the grubby hunt for McInnes as “honourable”. That’s like sticking Big Brother on BBC4.
— Richard Wilson (@timomouse) December 6, 2017
Honourable thing.. They got their media friends to constantly dangle the carrot of the Rangers job in front of McInnes in order to disrupt his preparations for the two games and put doubt in those Aberdeen players who know McInnes wants to go
— Tony C-FC (@Green_Curve67) December 6, 2017
Very obvious now that rangers don’t have the McInnes compensation to pay up front. Using the media to bully Aberdeen into releasing him on tick is despicable behaviour.
— StMiley (@StMiley) December 6, 2017
As an aside, Willie Miller said on Wednesday McInnes baffled his own players with the shape and tactics after 10 mins yet he wouldn't change it ???? Sunday needing 2 goals he put on 2 kids 1 who was out for 20 months, then a guy not scored in 24 games ? Don't you find that strange
— Yogi The Tim (@JesuisTamBoyd) December 6, 2017
So he'll be signing then. Will Tony the Catholic be going to. ??
— Robert Kennedy ???????? (@bhoyforlfe) December 5, 2017
Celtic were fined £100k for " tapping up " Tommy burns .. Sevco just use the state broadcaster and mates at level 5 to do their dirty work
— me (@Albagubrath71) December 5, 2017
Tell us later Chris
The Champions are playing tonight ✌✌
— City Slicker (@CitySlicker1967) December 5, 2017
Rangers Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty has been in charge of the Gers since Caixinha’s sacking and picked up back-to-back wins over McInnes in the last week.
Despite having their approach refused, it’s almost certain Rangers will approach the Dons again to speak with McInnes.
The Aberdeen manager is no stranger to Ibrox after spending five years with the Gers as a player between 1995 and 2000.
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.