Derek McInnes makes admission after Rangers beat Aberdeen
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has admitted that speculation linking him with the vacant manager’s job at Rangers is not doing his side any favours.
The Dons have lost their last three games now as rumours persist that McInnes will be the next Rangers boss and the 46-year-old admits it’s a fair assumption that it has affected his players.
Back-to-back defeats to Rangers have left the Dons third in the Scottish Premiership behind leaders Celtic and Rangers and McInnes admits some of Aberdeen’s players form has dropped off in recent weeks.
“It’s been driven by whoever and whether the players are affected, I don’t know,” McInnes said, as quoted on the BBC Sport website.
“It’s an easy thing to say and you can make that assumption, but a lot of the players are still playing at a good level, some not so.
“It’s certainly not doing us any favours.”
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The Dons lost 2-1 at home to Rangers just days after a 3-0 reverse at Ibrox and bookmakers still have McInnes as the overwhelming favourite to take the reins at Ibrox on a permanent basis.
The Daily Record has reported that the Glaswegians will make an approach for McInnes on Sunday.
The former Rangers midfielder has led to Pittodrie side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2014.
Rangers have been looking for a new manager since sacking Pedro Caixinha on October 26th with Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty haded short-term control.
Under Murty, the Light Blues have won four of their six games since Caixinha’s dismissal.
Next up for the Gers is a clash with Owen Coyle’s Ross County next weekend.