Rangers

By James Black

Rangers star Ryan Jack has revealed there would be “no issue” if his former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was appointed as Ibrox manager.

Jack and McInnes worked together at Aberdeen before their professional relationship ended on a sour note with McInnes stripping Jack of the Dons’ captaincy days before last season’s Scottish Cup final.

The 25-year-old had been with the Pittodrie side since the age of eight and being stripped of the captain’s armband will surely have been a huge blow for Jack, although he insists bygones are bygones and he would have no problem working alongside his former manager once again.

“Not at all, I’d have no issue with him,” Jack said, as quoted by the Daily Record website.

“When everything did break (of his move to Rangers) it was Cup Final week.

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He added: “I felt it was time to move on and try something different in my career.

“He [McInnes] said he didn’t want to lose me.”

Jack ended 17 years with his hometown club by penning a three-year deal with Rangers over the summer.

The midfielder has had a controversial start to life as a Rangers player with three red cards in three months – two of which were later rescinded by the Scottish FA.

The former Aberdeen captain has immediately became an important player in the Gers set up as he regularly anchors the Gers midfield.

Despite spending much of this season alongside Graham Dorrans, Jack has partnered Jason Holt in recent weeks after an injury to former Norwich midfielder Dorrans forced him out of the side.

McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to replace Pedro Caixinha at Rangers after the Portuguese was sacked last month.

McInnes is no stranger to Ibrox after spending five years with the Gers as a player and it now appears to be a matter of when-not-if the Gers make a move for the Aberdeen manager.

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