ABERDEEN legend Willie Miller raised the temperature surrounding the forthcoming double-header between the Dons and manageress Rangers by branding the Ibrox club as amateurs.
Derek McInnes takes his side to Ibrox tomorrow evening before the sides meet again at Pittodrie on Sunday. Two wins would see Aberdeen going practically out of sight in the race for second spot and would also see them keeping within touching distance of Celtic at the top of the league in December.
McInnes of course, was the leading candidate to replace Pedro Caixinha who was sacked a month or so ago after exiting the Betfred Cup to Motherwell at Hampden in the semi-final and following that up with a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox.
However no formal approach was made to Aberdeen by Rangers and last week McInnes distanced himself from the vacancy.
Now Miller has spoken about the manner in which the Rangers board has gone about their business in trying to find a suitable replacement for the Portuguese and believes that they have come up well short.
“It is now a month since Pedro Caixinha was axed and still Rangers do not have a new manager,” Miller said.
“It is incredibly inefficient of Rangers and they really need to look at their set-up.
“For a club of their size to take this long with no clarity in sight is almost amateurish.
“It makes Rangers look like they are not professional enough to come up with a name that is going to take them forward.
“Let’s be honest, they would have known before sacking Caixinha it was going to happen.
“It was pretty clear he wasn’t the right man for the job so they have had plenty of time to come up with a plan.
“Rangers have had more than enough opportunity to look around to see who is available and put a deal together.
“They haven’t and are looking rudderless.”
Yesterday Miller’s old central defensive partner at Aberdeen, Alex McLeish made it clear that he had not been approached about the job despite bookmakers Ladbrokes announcing that they had stopped taking bets on him getting the job.