Derek McInnes last night poured scorn on the suggestion he shrank from the challenge of managing Rangers. A statement from the Ibrox club, after he opted to remain in charge at Pittodrie, made the thinly veiled suggestion that the Aberdeen boss was “not ready” to take the helm at Rangers. The Ibrox club had approached the Dons for permission to speak to McInnes earlier in the week and were prepared to pay a compensation fee, believed to be in the region of £1million.
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. He knew what some people were saying: you don’t get a second chance to manage a club like Rangers. It’s never the wrong time to walk through those ornate wrought-iron gates. He might also be alert to what critics reckoned it said about him. Having also snubbed Sunderland in June, would he now be cast as someone afraid of a challenge?
Scott Brown has once again hit out at the length of time it is taking Scotland to appoint a successor to Gordon Strachan. Describing the delay as a “pain in the arse”, the national captain believes time is running out before Scotland embark on a round of friendlies early next year. The 32-year-old midfielder, who is waiting to sort out his own Scotland future after briefly retiring last year, has has already publicly urged the Scottish FA to “get the finger out”.
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Selecting a term
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