McInnes to be handed tempting pay packet and transfer budget - report
By Richard Parks
Rangers are ready to hand Derek McInnes a healthy pay packet and transfer budget to tempt him away from Aberdeen, according to a report.
The Scotsman claim McInnes is understood to be Rangers No.1 choice to replace Pedro Caixinha, and it’s been claimed he could take over at Ibrox by the end of the week.
Sunderland came close to tempting the Dons manager south of the border in the summer but he ended up staying put at Pittodrie.
But the Gers are confident they’ll be able to get McInnes to head to Glasgow.
It is said the Ibrox club will offer the 46-year-old a playing budget and personal terms which will prove too hard to turn down.
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McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty will cost Rangers £800,000 in compensation.
And the Scotsman claim the club now have the cash in place to get the duo on board.
Caretaker boss Graeme Murty has steered the club to two victories since being handed the reins following Caixinha’s exit.
McInnes is the odds-on bookmakers’ favourite to replace the sacked Caixinha in the Rangers dugout.
The Ibrox giants felt a change of manager was required after slipping to fourth in the Scottish Premiership under Caixinha and suffering a series of humiliating results culminating in a Scottish League Cup exit at the hands of Motherwell.
McInnes has taken the Dons to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership – behind Celtic – and led the Pittodrie side to their first trophy in two decades when he won the Scottish League Cup in 2015.