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Home Sport Football Scottish Rangers

Rangers close in on McInnes as Aberdeen coach to take charge for Dundee clash

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will not take his place at today's press conference ahead of tomorrow evening's Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee.

Instead, Under-20s coach Paul Sheerin will face the media alongside captain Graeme Shinnie ahead of Friday evening's trip to Dens Park.

It is therefore expected that Sheerin will take charge of the team for that match, with McInnes thought to be edging closer to an exit following showdown talks with club chairman Stewart Milne on Wednesday.

McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty both missed training on Wednesday and are not expected at Thursday's session either.

Aberdeen publicly knocked back Rangers initial approach to speak to McInnes on Tuesday evening.

In a terse statement, the Dons said: "Aberdeen Football Club has announced this evening that Rangers have contacted the club asking for permission to speak to Derek McInnes and that permission has been refused."

It now appears that the ball is in McInnes' court, with reports suggesting he may have to consider resigning from his Pittodrie post in order to force through a move to his boyhood heroes, who he served as a player between 1995 and 2000.

Rangers decided to wait until last week's double-header with the Reds was out of the way before making their move.

After Aberdeen lost both of those clashes, the disruption caused by McInnes' constant links with the Rangers vacancy has frustrated and angered both the Dons boss and his chairman.

Rangers will need to pay a fee in the region of £1 million to prise both McInnes and Docherty out of the new contracts they signed back in the summer which tie them to the Granite City until 2020.

But Rangers insiders insist the two clubs have yet to even discuss compensation figures.

A Rangers source said: "This whole matter is now in Aberdeen's hands. Rangers have made their move but they now just have to wait and see what happens. The outcome of Derek's meeting with the chairman up there will decide the next move."

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