By Danny Wright
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has emerged as a target for West Brom as Tony Pulis nears the sack, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims Rangers could potentially be dealt a blow in their pursuit of McInnes, 46, who is high on their wishlist as the search for Pedro Caixinha’s permanent successor rumbles on.
It is understood that West Brom’s Chinese owners and chairman John Williams have also come up with a list of names they would like to replace Pulis, with McInnes, Michael O’Neill and Alan Pardew in the frame.
Rangers are yet to make any kind of advance for the Aberdeen boss but he has been the strong favourite with the bookmakers ever since Caixinha was sacked over three weeks ago.
However it seems that Premier League strugglers Albion may potentially hijack any kind of move for McInnes, who captained them to promotion to the English top-flight in 2002 and is still held in high regard by the Hawthorns fan base.
Football Insider Verdict
West Brom have several things that Rangers don’t if it comes down to a choice between the two clubs. The Baggies will have a lot more money to play with in terms of prying McInnes away from Pittodrie and for him to use in the transfer market. Also the Premier League may be a big factor in making a choice. McInnes has already had one shot in English football with Bristol City in the Championship and it didn’t go down well. But another chance in the top-flight could be something that he would find hard to refuse, especially with the club that he spent the best part of his playing career with.