For many Rangers fans, the fact Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes rejected Rangers was one of the most positive things that happened to the club in the last few seasons.

McInnes famously rejected the role at Ibrox to stay at Pittodrie back in 2017, a few months before Rangers managed to secure Steven Gerrard as club boss.

McInnes’ stock has since fallen at Aberdeen with some fans calling for his head, and now the former Ibrox midfielder could be offered an escape route from the Scottish Premiership club.

Derek McInnes has been in charge at Aberdeen since 2013. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Aberdeen manager is reportedly being targeted by Stoke City as the Championship club look to turn their fortunes around [Daily Record].

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Stoke are currently hunkered to the bottom of the English Championship six points from safety and a huge job is required to retain their status in the English second tier.

 

A Premier League club only two seasons ago, the Potters are at risk of falling foul of a worrying trend of top tier English clubs freefalling down the English Football League.

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As a result, the club have sacked Nathan Jones as manager and are now looking at McInnes as a potential replacement.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has also been cited as a possible solution [Scottish Sun].

Derek McInnes played for Rangers between 1995 and 2000 and has tipped Rangers to challenge for the title this season [Daily Record]. Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Should Stoke move for Derek McInnes, the Aberdeen boss will have a huge decision to make on his future.

Does McInnes move to Stoke or do what he did with Rangers and reject any approach to stay at Pittodrie?

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