Rangers fans have destroyed Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes after his side’s performance against Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash – and they are unanimous in their relief the Dons boss turned down the opportunity to replace Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox.
McInnes was the Gers’ number one target to replace Caixinha before being rejected by the Dons manager leaving Graeme Murty to take the reins until the end of the season.
Rangers fans were delighted McInnes decided to stick with Aberdeen – with one fan saying he “can’t thank McInnes enough” for turning the Gers down.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
A visual representation of anyone who thought it was worth putting money on the Sheep today. pic.twitter.com/AYZGRIbpn3
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) February 25, 2018
Aberdeen sitting 15 yards off Sellick…. Mcinnes is honestly a total mug….. we dodged a bullet with him.
— Mr M (@MBS1872) February 25, 2018
Pathetic tactics from McInnes like the bully victim standing in the playground waiting for the bully to come along and punch him square in the face. ????
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) February 25, 2018
Really cannot thank McInnes enough for 'turning down Rangers'.
— Craig Kore (@CraigAtTheTop) February 25, 2018
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— Phantom (@PhantomFGAU) February 25, 2018
How can the whole of Scottish football, minus Derek Mcinnes, know that the only way to beat Celtic is to press them and attack their vulnerable defence ????????♂️ Its a relief that he said no.
— Barrie (@twowordsbaz) February 25, 2018
I’ll admit I said I wanted Derek McInnes to be Rangers manager.
I’ll hold my hands up and say “oh how wrong I was”.
Absolute big game bottler.
— Kevin Wakeham ♐️ (@kevinwakeham95) February 25, 2018
McInnes has lost his last 10 games against Celtic and lost three times to the Gers already this season with fans labelling the former Gers midfielder a “big game bottler.”
The Aberdeen boss has taken his side to succesive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership but look set to only manage third this season after the Gers turned their season around following Caixinha’s sacking.
McInnes joined the Dons in 2013 and led the Dons to their first final in 14 years when his side lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2014 before losing both domestic finals to Celtic last season.
The 46-year-old spent five years at Ibrox as a player between 1995 and 2000.
In other Rangers news, Gers fans were blown away by this 28-year-old’s performance v Hearts