The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been dancing on the pool tables in recent days, following two big victories against bitter rivals Aberdeen on the bounce. Indeed, now it looks like the Gers are about to pinch their manager too.
The Derek McInnes saga has certainly dragged on, though some promising reports have emerged from the Scottish Sun today. They claim the Dons chief was locked in talks with Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne last night in an attempt to leave Pittodrie for Ibrox, though the discussions are said to have been amicable.
While Milne was reportedly doing his best to convince the 46-year-old his future was in the Granite City, McInness is believed to want to go to his former club, who he represented as a player for five years. Rangers are understood to be hopeful a deal can be struck today, with the Glasgow giants said to be ‘likely’ to strike a compensation deal of around £1m.
With Pedro Caixinha having been axed almost six months ago, the punters propping up our bar are eager to see the situation resolved.
McInnes seems like a natural fit at Rangers. He took Aberdeen as close as he could to Celtic, though it’ll be interesting to see what he can do with more resource at hand should he finally make a move down to Ibrox.