Much of the talk amongst the Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern of late has been the seemingly imminent arrival of Derek McInnes as the club’s new manager. Indeed, while it’s nice to see the club finally end their hunt for a new boss, the fact his Aberdeen side lost to the Gers twice in a week has barely filled our local Light Blues with a huge amount of excitement.
Because the debate in regard to the Dons chief has rumbled on for some time now, those propping up our bar have been eager for something different to chat about. With that in mind, reports from the Scottish Sun have provided a welcome distraction.
According to their report, Rangers’ move for McInnes could spark another turn of the proverbial managerial merry-go-round. As a result, Aberdeen could reportedly make a move for Northern Ireland chief Michael O’Neill, who was also touted with a move to Ibrox.
The 48-year-old is also thought to be in contention for the vacant post with the Scottish national side, though Pittordie chiefs are understood to have been impressed and may make a move for him. That would deprive the Tartan Army of their top target, having a big impact on the future of the national team.
O’Neill would surely be better suited with Scotland. At least there’s a chance he can take them into a tournament at long last, representing a real challenge. Though Rangers have struggled since their promotion, taking Aberdeen any further may be difficult for anyone, considering the strength of the Old Firm.