SHAY LOGAN, Aberdeen’s Scottish Cup matchwinner against Ross County in Dingwall at the weekend, hopes Derek McInnes will ignore any talk of leaving for Rangers.
The Pittodrie boss has been linked with the Ibrox job which was vacated in controversial circumstances by Mark Warburton on Friday night.
The troubled Glasgow outfit put Under-20 coach Graeme Murty in interim charge for their nervy 2-1 win over Morton yesterday.
However, if Rangers do make a move for McInnes, they will be told the Dons will expect at least £500,000 in compensation for their manager who has 18 months of his current contract to run.
Logan admitted McInnes was a key factor in his decision to sign on long term at the club – and he is hopeful his boss will show the same commitment.
The defender said: “I hope the manager stays long term as he has been very good to me.
“Having the gaffer at the club is a big bonus for us. The manager and Tony Docherty are big reasons why I signed here.
“They have faith in me. He is a great manager and is going to be linked to the Rangers job because he is a big name and they are a big club.
“It is not a surprise people have linked him, but there are also four or five managers with their name in the hat.
“I am sure his focus is not on Rangers, it is on Aberdeen, and he does everything he needs to do to get the team going.”
Logan added: “Derek McInnes is a good man-to-man manager. For me, the way he handles my affairs, he is very good to me.
“I have also seen him handle other people’s affairs and he is very people oriented.
“I can only talk from personal experience and he has been excellent for me.
“He is an absolute top man and a top gaffer. I have a lot of respect for him.”