Rangers are set to table another offer for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes after having their opening approach kicked into touch on Tuesday, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that the Light Blues will offer a seven-figure fee worth over £1million for McInnes, 46, after the Daily Record reported that the first bid was worth £1million for both him and assistant Tony Docherty.
It is understood that the Gers have not ended their interest in the former Bristol City and St Johnstone manager just yet and are prepared to continue to test the resolve of Dons chairman Stewart Milne.
Now it is said that McInnes is being faced with the decision to potentially force his way out of Pittodrie by tearing up the three year contract he had only signed in the summer.
Press Association journalist Andy Newport reported on his personal Twitter account on Monday night that Rangers were lining up a second move for McInnes, and now the Scottish Sun has reported how much they will stump up in their offer.
Football Insider Verdict
Rangers may have made it harder for them to land McInnes by letting this saga drag out for so long and could have shot themselves in the foot by doing so. The Gers are by no means made of money and a fee of over £1million for McInnes is probably going to be more than they had hoped to pay. The best solution for Rangers is for McInnes to resign from Pittodrie, but due to his previous show of loyalty last summer, that may not be the case. McInnes was on the verge of becoming the Sunderland manager before he decided to instead sign a new deal at Aberdeen. He seems like he dodged a huge bullet with the way the Black Cats have played since.
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.