CONFIRMED: Derek McInnes to STAY as Aberdeen manager

Derek McInnes.

Derek McInnes will STAY as Aberdeen manager, the club has confirmed.

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Dons statement in full: McInnes to stay with Aberdeen after talking to family about Rangers job

After six weeks of speculation, Rangers had an initial request to speak to the 46-year-old rejected by Pittodrie chairman Stewart Milne on Tuesday, and McInnes had been locked in talks with Milne about his future throughout Wednesday and today.

McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty were contracted to Pittodrie until 2020, and it was reported it would take around £1 million for the Light Blues to secure the pair.

It was thought Under-20s coach Paul Sheerin would be in interim charge of the Dons for their Premiership encounter with Dundee at Dens Park tomorrow evening, after leading training with coach Barry Robson for the last two days, although that now seems unlikely.