Rangers recorded a resounding 3-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday night and – after the manner in which his side went down – it must raise fresh doubts over bookies‘ favourite Derek McInnes’ ability to be manager of the Glasgow giants.
The 46-year-old boss saw his Aberdeen side lose two first-half goals in a woeful display in the opening period after altering his usual tactics and getting it completely wrong.
McInnes’ decision to go with a three-man defence left acres of space for Rangers’ attacking players to move into and the Ibrox side almost carved their way through to an opening goal in less then 30 seconds.
Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena continually found himself with no-one near him as he drifted away from his marker and eventually punished the Pittodrie side with the Gers’ second goal of the night.
While the result doesn’t mean Graeme Murty’s likelihood of getting the job has increased any, it could probably diminish McInnes’ – at least in the eyes of fans.
Despite having all the respect in the world for Murty as a coach after regularly watching Rangers’ Under-20’s over the last 18 months, the fact McInnes’ side were so badly outplayed and struggled to ever really get in to the game raise serious doubts about his ability to turn a team around in games when things aren’t going well.
For all that the Gers have been inconsistent this season, Wednesday’s clash between the sides was an opportunity for Aberdeen to put a massive dent in Rangers’ hope of finishing second.
Now, instead of looking at a possible 12-point deficit to the Dons, Rangers are looking at replacing them in the table.
In the latest Rangers news, Murty has had his say on Wednesday’s game against the Dons.