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9th Dec, 2017 | 10:48am

Brendan Rodgers makes claim about why Derek McInnes snubbed Rangers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that he understands why Derek McInnes subbed the Rangers managerial role after an approach was made earlier this week.

The Aberdeen manager had been favourite for the position at Ibrox since the departure of Pedro Caixinha in October.

However, after discussions with the Dons chairman Stewart Milne, McInnes decided to say in the north of Scotland.

And Rodgers, as quoted in the Scottish Sun, has now looked back at his own managerial career when giving his view on the McInnes situation, and revealed that your own personal happiness in the managerial role is very important.

“I can only talk now having had five jobs as a manager — when you have that experience you tend to look at it differently,” he said.

“There will always be the personal element to it, but what I think you can’t discard – and maybe that’s what Derek’s thought about – is happiness.”

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Rodgers also revealed that it’s sometimes a mistake to listen to outside elements when managing a football club.

“Sometimes when you’re doing well at a club, people think you should move”, he added, “If you’re doing well in your job it’s okay to keep doing well. You should never feel you have to move.”

McInnes recently guided Aberdeen to a 1-0 win over Dundee which has move them back above Rangers into second place in the Scottish Premiership.

Graeme Murty is continuing in his role as the interim manager at Rangers until the new year at least, his next game in charge is against Ross County at Ibrox when the Gers will try to make it three league wins in a row for the first time in a year.

He then has some difficult games to contend with in the upcoming weeks, with visits to Neil Lennon’s Hibs and league leaders Celtic before the end of December.

In other Rangers news, this senior Gers player has made a stunning exit admission.

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