'Ridiculous' - Willie Miller urges Rangers statement after speculation mounts
Aberdeen legend Willie Miller insists Rangers should either make a move for Derek McInnes or release a statement saying they don’t want him after a “ridiculous” amount of speculation linking the Dons boss with a move to Ibrox.
According to the Daily Record, the Gers will approach the 46-year-old this week about replacing Pedro Caixinha as manager and Miller believes the ongoing rumours have put the Dons boss and his players under more pressure.
McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to take the reins at Ibrox after guiding the Dons to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership but saw his side overtaken by the Gers on Sunday after back-to-back defeats by the Ibrox side.
Miller believes that if McInnes isn’t on the Gers’ shortlist to replace Caixinha then the Glasgow giants should release a public statement and kill the speculation off once and for all.
“Rangers should either move for Derek McInnes this week or make a statement he is not on their short list,” Miller said, as quoted by the Evening Express.
“It needs to be cleared up as soon as possible for the benefit of Aberdeen, McInnes and Scottish football.
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“It is a ridiculous amount of speculation the Dons manager has had to work under and his players have had to cope with.
“Speculation is not going away and is coming more forcefully than ever.
“I thought it would have died when McInnes made the statement recently to quash the rumours about Rangers, but it is back with a vengeance.”
Graeme Murty has been in temporary charge of the Gers since Caixinha’s sacking and has taken the Light BLues from fourth to second in the Scottish Premiership.
During Murty’s time in charge, the Gers won four of their six games – with two defeats to Hamilton and Dundee – and they currently sit seven points off league leaders Celtic.
Next up for the Ibrox side is a home clash with Ross County on Saturday afternoon in the Scottish Premiership.