Milne: ‘Del going nowhere’

By Ryan Crombie

Stewart Milne, in an exclusive interview with RedTV has said ‘Derek McInnes is going nowhere.’

The Aberdeen FC chairman has put speculation surrounding the future of manager Derek McInnes to bed after weeks of uncertainty.

“Derek made his position very clear to me,” Milne told RedTV.

“He has no intentions of going anywhere. He loves this club, he knows he’s loved, he knows he is respected by everyone at the club, by the fans.”

Derek McInnes has been the centre of the rumours in the media since Pedro Caixinha was sacked and had been tipped by many bookies as the odds on favourite to replace the Portuguese.

Milne has explained how McInnes has an unfinished project on his hands in the north east: “He firmly believes he has unfinished business here. He has always said to me that he didn’t want to leave this club with just one trophy in the boardroom and it’s great news for everyone that he is committed.

“He just wants to get on doing the job, he has spent a lot of time, effort and money over the summer to rebuild the team and since then has re-signed a number of players.”

As well as being linked with the Rangers job after Tony Pulis’ sacking, McInnes a former West Brom player himself, has been linked with the role.

Milne is extremely confident he will stay and pleased with the job he is doing: “Everyone recognises the fantastic job him and Tony have done and nobody wants to see him leaving this club. We know he will one day but we all dearly hope he’s going to be here for some time.”

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