Nearly six weeks after sacking Pedro Caixinha, the Ibrox club last night approached Aberdeen to ask permission to speak to their boss.
That approach was rejected by Dons chairman Stewart Milne and reports today suggest that both the Pittodrie chief and McInnes will meet to talk over his future.
At the moment, it still looks likely that Rangers will get their man one way or another – and Aberdeen fans aren’t happy about how unsettling the speculation and Rangers’ approach has been:
McInnes is, of course, just off the back of two defeats to Rangers in a row and the performances in those games frustrated Dons fans.
Now we have to wait and see what will happen to McInnes, with today’s meeting with Milne bound to be a significant one when it comes to his future.
If the ex-Rangers player was to head for Ibrox, the search for Aberdeen’s next boss would begin and early reports suggest St Mirren’s Jack Ross could be the man for the job.