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The final straw that confirms Rangers won’t be landing top managerial target

With the many speculations linking Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes to the vacant Rangers managerial position refusing to die down, the Dons chairman Stewart Milne has moved to finally pour cold water on the rumour.

Sunderland were also linked with McInnes during the summer, while West Brom are rumoured to be keen on the 46-year-old as they look to appoint a successor to the sacked Tony Pulis.

However, the Aberdeen boss won’t be leaving Pittodrie anytime soon having already given Milne his word.

The Chairman revealed on Thursday: “Derek made his position very clear to me last night that he has no intentions of going anywhere.

“He loves this club. He knows he’s loved, he knows he’s respected by everyone at the club and the fans out there.

“I think anybody who heard Derek speak (at the new stadium hearing) about his passion for this club – it’s a big, big part of his life.

“He firmly believes he has unfinished business here. He’s always said to me that he didn’t want to leave this club with just one trophy in the boardroom.

“It’s great news for everyone that he is committed. He just wants to get on doing the job.

“He spent a lot of time, effort and money over the summertime to rebuild the team.

“Since this he has re-signed a number of players to extend their contracts and everyone recognises the fantastic job he and Tony Docherty have done.

“No one wants to see him leave. I know he will one day but we all dearly hope he will be here for quite some time.”

Rangers registered their interest in having McInnes as Pedro Caixinha’s successor as soon as the Portuguese was fired 4 weeks ago.

He has largely remained the bookies’ favorite, but nothing concrete has come from the club as per appointing him, with the manager himself revealing he’s not been approached by the Gers board.

Apparently, it’s now too late for the Light Blues to land McInnes, as he’s set to remain with Aberdeen until at least the end of the campaign.