Derek McInnes denies interest in returning to Rangers as McCoist replacement

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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has denied any interest in replacing Ally McCoist as Rangers manager.

The rumours mill is starting to churn out speculation over who will be the next Rangers manager after the resignation of Ally McCoist.

The 52-year-old handed in his notice a week ago, but is now serving a 12-month notice period, meaning he remains in charge for some time yet.

That hasn't stopped bookmakers and newspapers from reporting on who will be the new man in the Ibrox hot seat, with a number of ex-Rangers players linked with the job.

Terry Butcher, Stuart McCall and Billy Davies are all considered to be among the favourites for the job, but another former Rangers midfielder has denied any talk of him moving to Glasgow.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes made 40 appearances for Rangers in the mid-1990's, and has bounced back from a tough spell as Bristol City manager by leading Aberdeen to fourth place at the time of writing, with a 56% win percentange at Pittodrie.

His exploits with the Dons has led to speculation of a move back to Ibrox, but he addressed the subject in a press conference today - and says he isn't interested in leaving, which would have involved a drop from the top division of Scottish football to the second tier.

"I'm really happy here at Aberdeen," said McInnes. "I think it's unfair [to be talking about who will take over at Rangers] when there is still a manager in charge. He's a friend of mine as well and for me I have no desire to leave Aberdeen at the moment. I'm really enjoying myself and I feel we have work to finish."

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