DEREK McINNES has responded to the intense speculation coming from Glasgow that is linking him with the vacant Ibrox job. 

The Rangers yesterday sacked Pedro Caixinha after Sunday’s exit from the Betfred Cup at the hands of Motherwell and a draw at Ibrox on Wednesday against Kilmarnock that saw the Ibrox club drop to fourth spot, 8 points behind leaders Celtic who were taking care of Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

McInnes, according to the rumours, is the man Dave King wants to replace the Portuguese. The former Rangers midfielder turned down an offer to manage Sunderland in the summer, preferring to remain in Scotland’s North East.

However the lure of a return to Ibrox with a bigger budget to challenge Celtic might be something that he can’t walk away from.

McInnes discussed the speculation at today’s press conference ahead of Aberdeen’s match against Ross County.

“I’ve never been drawn on speculation in the past and I won’t change that now,” McInnes said.

“I’ve been linked with different things in my time here and nothing has transpired.

“I signed a contract in the summer and I’m very happy being here.

“I don’t want to be drawn on speculation and I’m very happy here and concentrating on Ross County.”


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