Derek McInnes staying Aberdeen manager after Rangers bid
Derek McInnes will remain Aberdeen manager after Rangers failed to prise him away from Pittodrie.
Rangers had an approach for McInnes rebuffed on Tuesday but the Aberdeen boss and assistant Tony Docherty missed training on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss their future with chairman Stewart Milne.
But in a statement, the Dons said: “Following weeks of speculation, Aberdeen Football Club can confirm that the management team of Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty will be remaining at Pittodrie.”
Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been handed a three-match ban after his appeal against Sunday’s red card at Pittodrie was thrown out.
The former Aberdeen skipper lasted just 65 minutes as he made his first appearance at his former stomping ground in a Gers kit. He was dismissed by referee Willie Collum after planting his studs into Dons striker Stevie May’s shin as he followed through after winning the ball in a tackle.
It was the fourth time he has seen red in just 19 appearances for the Light Blues – although two of those sendings-off were later overturned on appeal. However, Jack’s latest challenge has failed, with the Scottish Football Association’s fast-track disciplinary tribunal deciding to dismiss his protest.
The 25-year-old will now miss Saturday’s Ibrox clash against Ross County as well as next Wednesday’s Easter Road showdown with Hibernian, and the December 23 meeting with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.