Rangers have decided that they will submit a second approach to Aberdeen for manager Derek McInnes, according to a reliable journalist.
Press Association journalist Andy Newport claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Light Blues have not given up on McInnes, 46, after Aberdeen confirmed on their official website on Tuesday evening that they have rejected an advance for their manager.
Understand Rangers aim to submit a second bid to Aberdeen to speak to Derek McInnes
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) December 5, 2017
McInnes has been the hot favourite with the bookmakers to replace Pedro Caixinha in the Ibrox hotseat ever since the Portuguese manager was sacked in October.
The Dons boss saw his side lose twice to the Light Blues last week, who have been under the charge of caretaker manager Graeme Murty for the past six Premiership fixtures.
There have been very few developments in Rangers’ bid to find a successor for Caixinha with Tuesday’s announcement from Aberdeen serving as a major development.
Football Insider Verdict
Rangers may have just been testing the waters with their first move and their second advance could be the one that finally forces Aberdeen into allowing McInnes to go. The ex-Bristol City boss has done wonders at Pittodrie and should not be held in contempt by the Dons’ fans if he quits to return to Ibrox. McInnes is the obvious choice to be manager and no one else should really have been considered. However the form that Murty has got out of the first-team in the past six games shouldn’t go unnoticed. If anything breaks down and the Gers are left stranded, Murty until the end of the season is a solid plan B.
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.