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9th Dec, 2017 | 12:58pm

Journalist makes bold claim over Rangers manager development

Former BBC Scotland journalist Jim Spence has boldly claimed that Derek McInnes “dodged a bullet” by turning down the opportunity to manage Rangers to stay with Aberdeen.

The Dons boss rejected the Ibrox side’s advances earlier in the week before committing his future to the Pittodrie side after the Gers made an official approach for permission to speak with him.

Spence believes the 46-year-old made the right decision in rejecting the Gers before criticism their ill-conceived statement released on Thursday night.

“Derek McInnes dodged a bullet by staying at Aberdeen FC, and turning down an approach by Rangers for their manager’s job,” Spence said, as quoted by The Courier.

“Sadly, once it became clear that their target had rebuffed their well publicised interest, the Ibrox outfit showed a lack of class and humility in their press release, which suggested that the job may have been too big for the Dons boss.

“It was a cheap and unedifying shot from a club who talk a lot about dignity, but badly misplaced it on this occasion.”

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Spence isn’t exactly fond of Rangers and ended up leaving the BBC over his refusal to adhere to the BBC Trust’s decision on whether the Gers formed a new club in 2012 or not.

Spence took the view that company law in the UK was wrong and that the club can’t have been passed between owners during their financial meltdown of 2012.

Interim Rangers manager Graeme Murty will now remain in the hotseat until the end of the year at the earliest as the Rangers board re-start their search for a new manager.

Murty has been in charge since Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th and has led the Gers to four wins – including back-to-back wins over McInnes’ Aberdeen – in his six games in charge.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has had Neil Lennon in stitches with his latest rant about the Gers’ manager search.

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