Aberdeen fell to a heavy 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Motherwell at Hampden on Saturday – and Rangers fans were loving seeing Dons boss Derek McInnes fail after turning down the Ibrox manager’s job in December.
McInnes was approached by the Gers over a return to Ibrox, 18 years after leaving as a player, but decided to stick with Aberdeen instead of a move to Ibrox.
After his side’s collapse against the Steelmen at Hampden, Gers fans were delighted to see the Dons knocked out of the cup – with one fan saying the Light Blues “dodged a bullet” when McInnes decided to stay at Pittodrie.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
"Think Derek, think…..'Hi Dave…sorry I mean Mr King, I'm sorry. Can we start over again" pic.twitter.com/0Bb1QUhUig
— SDF (@GoodCopBabcock) April 14, 2018
Seeing some RTs of Aberdeen fans saying they want McInnes gone.
Do they not realise he stayed because there is no pressure on him to win anything and never will be? His job couldn’t be safer.
— Chris Graham (@ChrisGraham76) April 14, 2018
Dodged a bullet in McInnes.
— Andrew! (@andrewcrone) April 14, 2018
McInnes bottled it from taking the Rangers job.
No wonder his team bottles it in big games.
— Tam (@Ned_Stevens1) April 14, 2018
Aberdeen are stuck with McInnes, only way he's leaving is if he quits.
— Grand Master Dunc (@TheHammer198254) April 14, 2018
Weren't we told, often & repeatedly, that McInnes was the solution to RFC managerial issues … wonder if those pundits who repeatedly told us will maybe say "ok, got it wrong" pic.twitter.com/4LkRJPXcWe
— Richard McLuckie (@Acemcl) April 14, 2018
I was genuinely disappointed we never got McInnes but, with the benefit of hindsight, I think Murty has done a better job than what DMc may have. We’re not where I’d like us to be but finishing possibly 13 points behind Celtic after 39 points last season is a positive. I guess.
— Appletini (@PatmanFtw) April 14, 2018
The Gers face bitter rivals Celtic in Sunday’s second semi-final to find out who will face Motherwell at Hampden in next month’s showpiece final.
A double from Curtis Main and a Ryan Bowman strike left the Dons shattered against Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell at Hampden and ended their hopes of lifting the Scottish Cup next month.
The Pittodrie side are still in a fight with the Light Blue for second place in the Scottish Premiership and the Gers will be hoping the crushing Hampden loss will put a huge dent in the Dons’ morale going into the final five league games of the season.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox legend revealed he was gutted at the news of David Bates agreeing to join Hamburg.