Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes might’ve been accidentally named Rangers manager in Livingston’s programme last night, but Gers fans will be glad he wasn’t actually named manager back in December 2017.

The former Rangers midfielder famously turned the Ibrox job down before Steven Gerrard took the reins.

The Pittodrie boss appears to have missed his chance to take over at Ibrox – something he may well live to regret – but Rangers fans had a chuckle at the Livingston misprint.

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It’s hard to believe that the designers working for the Lions could get this one so wrong that they put McInnes in instead of arguably the most famous sportsperson working in the country.

It makes you think that someone might well be on the wind-up at the Tony Macaroni.

Former Rangers midfielder Derek McInnes played at Ibrox between 1995 and 2000. Mandatory Credit: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Nonetheless, the Aberdeen manager’s side crashed out of the Betfred Cup after conceding a last-minute Hearts equaliser to drag the scoreline to 2-2 and eventually be beaten on penalties.


The resultant reaction of Aberdeen fans suggests that Rangers may well have got lucky when McInnes turned down the offer to become Gers boss.


The Aberdeen fans are not happy with McInnes and haven’t been for a while.

McInnes has been at Pittodrie for six years since taking over in 2013 and his side travels to Ibrox this weekend for a tantalising match with Rangers.

Referee Bobby Madden will oversee the fixture, which saw six red cards last season [SPFL].

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