Jim Bett: This manager cannot turn down Rangers role
Former Rangers midfielder Jim Bett believes the opportunity to manage the Ibrox giants is one that Derek McInnes “can’t turn down” after so long with Aberdeen.
McInnes is the bookies favourite to take the reins at Ibrox after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October with the Daily Record reporting that the Gers will make an approach this week.
The Dons boss has led the Pittodrie side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2014.
“Rangers are a big club and they should just go and do it if they are going to do it.” Bett said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“He has been at Aberdeen a long time and done very well there but it may be an opportunity that he can’t turn down because he might not get asked again.
“He has played for Rangers and knows the club so it is an opportunity that, if he does get asked, he could be on his way to Ibrox.”
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Bett spent three years at Ibrox between 1980 and 1983 making over 100 league appearances for the Light Blues before spending almost a decade with Aberdeen.
During his time with both clubs, Bett was part of Scottish Cup and League Cup winning sides.
McInnes joined Rangers in 1995 from Greenock Morton before leaving to join West Brom in 2000.
The Light Blues have faced the Dons twice over the last week – winning both games – and have overtaken the Pittodrie side in the Scottish Premiership.
Graeme Murty has been in charge of the Light Blues since Caixinha’s sacking in October and has won four of his six games in charge after being handed temporary control of the side.
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