Chris Sutton demands Rangers to seal six-figure deal for 46-year-old
By Danny Wright
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has demanded that Rangers end their search for a new manager and stump up the money for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.
Sutton claims that it would cost the Gers a six-figure fee worth £800,000 to release the 46-year-old Scot from his contract at Pittodrie and believes that they have that kind of money in their pockets to bring him in.
The Gers have been looking for a new boss for over a week now after Pedro Caixinha was axed last Thursday.
Graeme Murty has done a good job in caretaker charge of the Light Blues with wins against Hearts and Partick, but Sutton is sure that McInnes is the right man.
“The sensible thing for Rangers to do would be to get Derek McInnes,” said Sutton, as shown on BT Sport Score’s official Twitter account on Saturday.
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“He has an affiliation with the club, he used to play at the club, knows Scottish football.
“I believe the clause is £800,000 and they should stump the money up. They have got the money.
“Go and get Derek McInnes.”
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) November 4, 2017
McInnes has done a brilliant job in his time at Aberdeen, leading them to three consecutive runners-up spots in the Premiership, firmly giving them the title of Scotland’s next-best team to Celtic.
He even won their first piece of silverware in 20 years when they won the Scottish League Cup in 2014.
Many pundits and fans believe that the next manager must be someone with prior experience of being part of Rangers and there’s no doubt that McInnes also has that, having spent five years on the books as a player in the 1990s.
In other Rangers news, Mark Allen has identified a shock new contender in the search to replace Caixinha.