Rangers to make Sunday approach for manager after Dave King revelation - report
Rangers will make an approach for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes after the two sides meet at Pittodrie on Sunday, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that the Light Blues will make a move for McInnes, 46, on Sunday and will aim to get him in charge by the time they are next in action against Ross County next Saturday.
It is understood that Rangers will continue their pursuit over the upcoming week once Aberdeen give them permission to speak to the Scottish manager.
The report states that the Dons will be due £800,000 in compensation from Rangers if they manage to strike a deal to finally end what has been a six-week long search for a successor to Pedro Caixinha, who was sacked in October.
Dave King revealed at an AGM this week that he was going for a manager who had good experience of the Scottish game and was currently in work, and former Bristol City boss McInnes certainly fits that description.
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It’s taken a while but it seems that Rangers are finally about to try and make some progress. It’s unclear why it has taken this long but it may be because they were trying to put together the £800,000 fee that it would cost for them to release McInnes from his role at Pittodrie. It will be interesting to see what McInnes does though. He turned down Sunderland in the summer to stay with Aberdeen, so there could be a chance he could do that again. However as a former Gers player, it may just be too big a job for the Scot to snub.