Derek McInnes has committed his future to Aberdeen in a recent interview with the BBC.
BBC Sport is reporting comments made by the Aberdeen boss which back up a statement made by Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne that McInnes is set to stay at Pittodrie.
McInnes said: “I had a good chat with the chairman and I reiterate what he said, this is purely driven by elements of the media. I see my future here.”
McInnes has been the bookies’ favourite for the Rangers job for the majority of the time since the departure of Pedro Caixinha last month, but as yet no contact has been made between Rangers and Aberdeen.
Rangers caretaker boss Graeme Murty takes charge of the Ibrox side for the fourth game in a row in tonight’s trip to bottom of the Scottish Premiership Dundee.
Football Insider verdict: With these comments, along with those of Aberdeen’s chairman yesterday, it seems that McInnes has decided that his future lies to Pittodrie. If Rangers approached Aberdeen now, they wouldn’t grant McInnes permission to speak to the Ibrox side. Perhaps the real story is that Rangers have never been interested in appointing the former St Johnstone boss in the first place. They didn’t approach him before Pedro Caixinha was appointed and now almost 60 days have elapsed since Caixinha was sacked and the Rangers board haven’t made a move for McInnes as far as we know. It looks like Graeme Murty will be in charge at Ibrox for at least another while yet.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has admitted that he wants a new manager in at Ibrox soon