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Derek McInnes has refused to comment on speculation linking him the the vacant Rangers job, Alex McLeish says the Ibrox club have his number if they are interested and former light blues boss Ally McCoist says he would welcome a return.

Derek McInnes refuses to rule himself out Rangers job

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS

Derek McInnes has refused to rule himself out of a move to Rangers as Pedro Caixinha’s replacement and stressed the relationship that he has with Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne as one of the factors that has kept him at Aberdeen. (Scotsman)

Rangers have my number - McLeish

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish says he has not applied for the vacant manager’s position at Ibrox but added the club have “got my number”.
McLeish, 58, led Rangers to two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups between 2001 and 2006. (Various)

Kenny Miller brought back into the fold

Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Kenny Miller has been brought back into Rangers first-team by Graeme Murty.
The veteran frontman found himself exiled from the Gers first-team by former boss Pedro Caixinha. But Miller will now rejoin his team-mates on the bus to BT Murrayfield for Saturday’s clash with Hearts. (Scotsman)

Ally McCoist wouldn’t rule out a return to Rangers

Rangers boss Ally McCoist says he wouldn’t rule out a return to the club in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking.
McCoist, who is the club’s record goalscorer, spent three-and-a-half seasons as manager before being placed on gardening leave in December 2014. (Scotsman)

Barton explains rift with Warburton

Former Rangers player Joey Barton revealed on Twitter what led to the breakdown with former Rangers manager Warburton.
He tweeted: “Not much. Not enough for what happened. Didn’t want to change his philosophy to get better. So he three me under a bus. #Thatsfootball” (Scotsman)

Rodgers feared heart attack after Liverpool sacking

Former Liverpool FC and current Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers revealed that the pressure of the Anfield job led to a situation where he felt he was having a heart attack, once his tenure at the club was over. (Various)

READ MORE: Who will replace Pedro Caixinha as Rangers manager?

Hearts player appeals for patience

Esmael Goncalves has asked Hearts supporters for patience following Tuesday’s Edinburgh derby defeat. Losing to Hibs angered many fans but Goncalves, the Portuguese striker, believes they will soon witness something “great” at Tynecastle. (Evening News)

Lennon Twitter warning to players

Neil Lennon has revealed he will be re-emphasising the dangers of social media to his Easter Road squad after a tweet from Marvin Bartley provoked Hearts boss Craig Levein into claiming players should be “brave enough” to say what they want to say face-to-face.
In the wake of Hibs’ derby win, midfielder Bartley posted: “Who is this Ross they talk of, I’m guessing he was injured today?!@DMcGeouch@jmcginn7 you seen him my little puppies?#WeRunThisCity” . (Evening News)

READ MORE: Derek McInnes may now feel time is right for new challenge

Interview: Graeme Souness on those tackles and telling it like it is

“It’s going to be a long road back. You’d expect me to say this but I truly believe Rangers being thrown out of the top league damaged the whole of Scottish football. In England, without a big, meaty Old Firm rivalry the game up here is nothing. People all over the world aren’t interested anymore. Would Celtic have risked selling so many good players if Rangers had been strong? No they wouldn’t. 
Everyone has suffered.” (Scotsman)

New deal on cards for Hibs’ McGeouch

Neil Lennon has revealed he expects a new deal for Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch to be “very high up the agenda” at the next meeting of the Easter Road board.
McGeouch is out of contract at the end of the season and can begin talking to other clubs in January. (Evening News)

READ MORE: Four of Pedro Caixinha’s biggest mistakes as Rangers boss

Celtic doubts over defenders for Kilmarnock

The Parkhead side are expected to be missing three key defenders when they take on Kilmarnock at home today.
Jozo Simunovic, Erik Sviatchenko and also Anthony Ralston are all expected to miss out with Sviatchenko reported to be aiming for a return against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. (Various)