By Harry Sykes
Derek McInnes is set to remain as Aberdeen manager in a shock twist to the Rangers hunt for a new manager, according to a reliable journalist.
Tyrone Smith, who works as a presenter for STV, made the claim on his official Twitter account on Thursday evening.
STV News understands Derek McInnes will be REMAINING as Aberdeen manager
— Tyrone Smith (@TyroneSTV) December 7, 2017
STV have reported that Aberdeen gave Rangers permission to speak to McInnes but also claim that talks have broken down, and that McInnes will be in charge of Aberdeen for the Dundee game.
If true, the news would come as a seismic shock to both Rangers and Aberdeen fans who fully expected McInnes to be announced as the new man in charge at Ibrox imminently.
This news follows a dramatic day which many thought would end with Rangers announcing McInnes.
Aberdeen’s stand-in manager Paul Sheerin announced at the Dundee press conference earlier today that McInnes’ future would be decided “sometime today”.
That news was announced on the official Aberdeen Twitter page on Thursday lunchtime.
???? Paul Sheerin – There will be a resolution on the manager sometime today and we’re preparing for the game tomorrow night.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) December 7, 2017
The Scottish Sun had previously reported that McInnes’ move to Rangers was finally expected to be sorted today after weeks of rumours.
If he decides to stay at Aberdeen it will be a huge blow to Rangers but the manager will also have a big job to convince Aberdeen fans that he’s committed to the club.
In other Rangers news, Celtic have suddenly become a key part in the Gers’ bid to appoint McInnes.