Rumour Mill: Rangers ‘couldn’t afford’ Dembele | Rodgers backs Sinclair | Rangers eyeing January signings

Mark Warburton says he would have tried to sign Moussa Dembele for Rangers if the club could afford him, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has backed Scott Sinclair’s European form, and Graeme Murty insists Rangers will still improve the squad in January window even if they don’t have a new manager before then.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes put a week of turmoil behind him by overseeing a 1-0 win over Dundee on Friday night. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Milne would have sanctioned Ibrox move if McInnes wanted to go

Stewart Milne was prepared to man the barriers to keep Rangers from removing Derek McInnes from the manager’s office at Aberdeen. But the Dons chairman admits that had his team boss decided he wanted the opportunity to take over the job vacated when Pedro Caixinha was sacked six weeks ago, he would have reluctantly allowed him to leave.

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Aberdeen chief: Statement was unbefitting of a club like Rangers

Stewart Milne has fired back in the war of words between Aberdeen and Rangers following Derek McInnes’ decision to turn down a move to Ibrox.

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Rangers chairman Dave King. Picture: John Devlin

Alan Pattullo: Rangers statement was infantile and ill judged

Derek McInnes would not be human had doubts not swirled in his mind following his decision to turn down the opportunity to talk to Rangers.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes acnowledges the travelling fans at full time. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Derek McInnes: Respect my decision to stay at Aberdeen

Derek McInnes last night poured scorn on the suggestion he shrank from the challenge of managing Rangers.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers suggests Derek McInnes' decision to stay at Aberdeen was down to his happiness at Pittodrie. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers: Moving to big club not always the best move

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is too long in the tooth to pronounce on the wisdom or otherwise of the decision by Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to remain at Pittodrie rather than become Rangers’ third manager this year.

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Dundee's Cammy Kerr (L) and Aberdeen's Adam Rooney vie for the ball. Picture: SNS Group

Five things we learned from Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen

After 48 hours of uncertainty, Derek McInnes was in the dugout for Aberdeen’s visit to the City of Discovery to take on Dundee. Here are five things we learned...

Scott McKenna celebrates scoring the only goal of the game - his first for Aberdeen. Picture: SNS Group

Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen: Dons show no ill effects of McInnes saga

Aberdeen welcomed Derek McInnes back with a hard-fought victory. The Pittodrie manager has experienced an agonising week and his side endured an uncomfortable close to the match as Dundee piled on late pressure.

Aberdeen fans poke fun at Rangers with banner at Dundee match

Aberdeen fans poke fun at Rangers with banner at Dundee match

Cheeky Aberdeen fans poked fun at Rangers, and specifically the statement released on Thursday night, as they travelled to Dundee for the Friday night fixture against the Dark Blues.

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Chris Sutton likens Rangers to a circus in scathing attack

Chris Sutton has branded Rangers a ‘circus’ after their pursuit of Derek McInnes ended with the former Ibrox midfielder staying at Aberdeen.

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The South Enclosure (far left) will be closed for tonight's match. Picture: SNS Group

Dundee forced to close stand for Aberdeen clash after ‘water issue’

Dundee have been forced to close one stand for their match with Aberdeen at Dens Park this evening.

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Best Twitter reactions to the Rangers statement on Derek McInnes

By now, the dust is settling on the statement Rangers issued last night after it emerged Derek McInnes would not be joining the club as Pedro Caixinha’s successor.

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Rangers released the statement on Thursday evening. Picture: John Devlin

Concomitant: Fan pokes fun at Rangers statement with Wikipedia edit

When Rangers posted a statement on their website last night informing the club’s supporters of Derek McInnes’ decision not to join the club and remain with Aberdeen, one word stood out.

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Rangers target Derek McInnes ‘wasn’t prepared to leave’ Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has revealed he did not want to “tarnish” the relationships he has forged at Pittodrie by walking out for Rangers.

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Rangers directors look ‘clueless’ after failed approach - Ferguson

Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson has claimed a failed approach for Derek McInnes is an embarrassment for “clueless” Ibrox directors.

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Rumour Mill: Derek McInnes didn’t feel wanted | Rangers search an ‘absolute disaster’ | Italian giants eye Celtic ace

Derek McInnes turned down Rangers because he didn’t feel properly wanted by the Ibrox club, ex-player Steven Thompson has called the handling of the managerial search by the club’s board an “absolute disaster”, and Fiorentina become the latest club to join the race for Moussa Dembele.

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Graeme Murty to remain for 2017 as Rangers take swipe at Derek McInnes

Graeme Murty will remain in charge of Rangers for the remainder of 2017 at least after Ibrox chiefs failed to prise Derek McInnes away from Aberdeen.

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Derek McInnes, left and Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne were all smiles when the former St Johnstone and Bristol City boss took over as Pittodrie manager in March 2013. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Derek McInnes follows Alex Ferguson and Jim McLean in rebuffing Rangers

Like any Aberdeen manager, which is what he still is, Derek McInnes wishes to emulate Alex Ferguson. By turning down a move to Rangers, by obeying an old Doric commandment passed down the generations, he remains on the right track.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is remaining with the Pittodrie club. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Rangers were convinced Derek McInnes would move to Ibrox

Derek McInnes left Rangers stunned with his decision to turn down the opportunity to become the new manager of the Ibrox club.

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Derek McInnes to stay at Aberdeen after turning down Rangers

Derek McInnes will remain as manager of Aberdeen after turning down Rangers, the Dons have confirmed.

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