Derek McInnes will be forced into quitting Aberdeen after an approach was rejected from Rangers on Tuesday night, according to a report.
The Daily Record has claimed that things could be about to get messy in the Light Blues’ pursuit of McInnes, 46, who is eager to hear what the Glasgow club has to say despite a major development on Tuesday when Aberdeen confirmed that they have rebuffed an approach.
It is understood that Rangers stumped up the entire £1million compensation fee to release McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty from their contracts at Pittodrie, but Dons chairman Stewart Milne has decided to play hard ball.
The report states that has left the former Bristol City and St Johnstone manager with the option of taking drastic action and tearing up his deal with Aberdeen.
The Record claims that the Reds could decide to sue McInnes and Docherty for breaching their contract if they take such a route while Rangers would still be forced to pay the £1million compensation fee.
Football Insider Verdict
If Rangers didn’t wait so long to make a move for McInnes then there probably wouldn’t be any issue right now but it’s clear that Aberdeen are annoyed about how the on-going saga has affected their form. They were playing very well up until all the speculation started over the 46-year-old manager and last weeks double loss to the Gers could have been impacted by it. McInnes seems very loyal to the Dons so may not be willing to tear up his deal. He has already turned down Sunderland this year so he could be in a situation where he does that again. The Scottish manager is yet to rule himself out of the Ibrox job though, so he certainly hasn’t done himself any favours either.
In other Rangers news, the Gers are to make another manager bid after Tuesday’s development.