Derek McInnes ‘won’t abandon Aberdeen’ for Rangers

McInnes insists he's happy at Aberdeen.  Picture: Ian Rutherford
McInnes insists he's happy at Aberdeen. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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DEREK McInnes has said he is fully committed to Aberdeen, despite being linked with the Ibrox hot seat following Ally McCoist’s resignation.

The 43-year-old has been a massive success at Aberdeen and has helped turn an ailing squad into one of the most successful teams in the Scottish Premiership over the past two seasons.

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The former Rangers player, who played for the Ibrox club between 1995 and 2000, retains a soft spot for his boyhood heroes but insists continuing the recovery of Aberdeen is his sole objective for the forseeable future.

He said: “I’m really happy here and it’s unfair – there’s still a manager in place at that club, and he’s a friend of mine as well. I’ve no desire to leave Aberdeen at the minute.

“I’m really enjoying myself here and feel we’ve work to finish. There’s a lot to be said for being happy at your work and I’m extremely happy here.

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“The chairman and I speak on a regular basis and we have the same aspirations for the club. We have just started something and as good as things are at the minute we still feel there is a lot of improvement to come both on and off the pitch.”

McInnes added that chairman Stewart Milne is a key aspect of why he has been able to make a success of his time at the club. “I have a really special relationship with him, a helluva lot of respect for him and I love my job here.”

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