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Rangers to pay around £1 million to land Derek McInnes and assistant: reports

Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes

Reports this morning have suggested that Rangers could pay out around £1 million to land their first-choice manager and his assistant.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is the odds-on favourite to take over at Ibrox, with reports widespread that an approach will come this week.

The Daily Record have today claimed that Rangers will make that move within 24 hours and will have to pay close to £1 million to encourage Aberdeen to let McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty make the switch to Glasgow.

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, name that figure more exactly at £800,000, or over £1M including Docherty, and claim that the Dons are demanding that money is paid before Rangers can even open talks with McInnes. Should those negotiations break down, Aberdeen would then refund the payment.

McInnes last month distanced himself from the move, backing chairman Stewart Milne's comments that the boss had said he had "no intention of going anywhere."

However, speculation was ramped up at the weekend after Rangers beat the Dons in back to back fixtures and McInnes bemoaned the lack of movement in the Gers' search for a new boss.

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