Aberdeen shut the door on Rangers

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2017

McInnes has been the bookmakers' favourite to take over at Rangers since Caixinha's departure but Aberdeen denied them permission to speak to the 46-year-old on Tuesday.

Assistant Tony Docherty also skipped the session.

And shortly after Dons chairman Stuart Milne appeared to bring an end to speculation by claiming that McInnes saw his future at Pittodrie, as reported by the Daily Record, the events of the last few days have added another chapter to this drawn-out saga.

Ferguson, 39, played alongside McInnes at Ibrox between 1995 and 2000, captaining the Light Blues to 5 Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup apiece, including a treble in 2002-03.

If the Dons reject that bid, it will leave McInnes facing the biggest decision of his career.

'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.

Miller believes the situation has affected Aberdeen's preparations for two crucial matches against their arch rivals.

"Rangers can not allow the situation to drag on longer as it then makes the Ibrox board look like they don't know what they are doing", Miller added.

The midfielder was dismissed by referee Willie Collum for following through on a tackle with Stevie May.

It remains to be seen whether Rangers will back off having had permission to speak to McInnes refused, but the Aberdeen boss appears to be the Ibrox club's preferred candidate for their manager's post.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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