Dons’ Supporters Together chairman Scott Barclay has revealed that he was shocked by the news that Derek McInnes was staying at Aberdeen rather than going to Rangers.
When talking to BBC Sportsound, Barclay shared that he was rocked by the news that McInnes was staying with the Dons, in a good way, and urged fans now to get behind the boss.
Barclay went on to reveal that he was surprised by the news because he had been reliably told from people he trusted “that he was going.”
McInnes was widely expected to be named the successor to Pedro Caixinha at the Gers with betting being suspended and a press conference expected on Friday.
However, it then emerged that McInnes was staying with Aberdeen and that Rangers’ search for a manager would continue.
Barclay went on to say that he believed McInnes could have controlled the situation by rejecting the stories about him going to Rangers sooner.
“There was one man who could have controlled all this and that was Derek,” said Barclay.
“He very cutely deflected it away but he didn’t categorically say ‘I am not leaving for Rangers’ and so the situation continued for another week.”
Despite being without a permanent manager Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership, having beaten Aberdeen twice in a row to leapfrog them in the table.
Caretaker manager Graeme Murty who oversaw those results has now been installed as the bookies favourite to get the manger’s job permanently.
In other Rangers news, their fans are fuming about McInnes’ sensational snub.