Rangers have released a statement claiming to “endorse” Derek McInnes’ decision to stay at Aberdeen, leaving supporters furious.
McInnes had been tipped to succeed Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox, with a move seemingly nearing completion earlier this afternoon as u20s coach Paul Sheerin addressed the media instead of the Dons boss.
However, a dramatic and unexpected U-turn saw Aberdeen confirm that McInnes has now committed his future to the club and is looking to turn his attention toward this weekend’s match with Dundee.
McInnes’ decision to seemingly turn down the club, where he spent five years as a player, clearly frustrated the Ibrox faithful as their search for a new manager continues.
Although worse was yet to come for the Rangers fans, as the club went on to publish a statement via their website endorsing McInnes’ decision as “moving to a massive club like Rangers is a big step with concomitant risk”.
Needless to say, with the club failing to highlight a plan B and confirm Graeme Murty will continue in interim charge until the New Year, fans were raging:
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) December 7, 2017
Don’t really want to speak to you at the moment
— Jordan?? (@JordanA1872) December 7, 2017
Hi can you tell Mr King to take a bottle of his expensive wine and ram it up his arse horizontally please. Embarrassing.
— gravy lobes (@jackrossTVAOF) December 7, 2017
So King pointed at the fact Mcinnes was top choice last week and now we announce essentially that we’ve no got a clue who to pick as a plan B ??
— Kieran McGuire (@kmcguire72) December 7, 2017
Please Board go NOW?#UnfitForPurpose
— JD™ (@Blues1872) December 7, 2017
— Alan ?? (@TheGersAlan) December 7, 2017
Shambles !! the current board couldn’t run a bath never mind our great club
— Jamie Drrrick (@jamied28) December 7, 2017
— Iain Campbell (@iaincam99) December 7, 2017
It’ll have been 10 weeks at least between sacking our manager and replacing him what a fucking joke
— Ross Brown ??. (@RossBrown25) December 7, 2017
Get the finger out Rangers!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/Jev4nAB5jb
— Gary Thomson (@Gazza_number1) December 7, 2017
Well fuck me, Rangers. You just made me cringe. ?
— Sandy Macdonald (@the_sandstorm) December 7, 2017
Mental that these directors are commenting on other persons credibility to mange a big club when it's themselves that are incompetent .
— Stewart (@___stewart) December 7, 2017
Wev got to be seen to be saying something, but surely we would have assessed the candidates appetite and aptitude to deal with the “concomitant risk” before approaching? Your making it up as you go along
— Blank (@RFC4ME1872) December 7, 2017
— The Eudinator (@DonBeanleone) December 7, 2017
Who should Rangers turn to now that McInnes has rejected the chance to become the club’s new boss?