Report: Rangers plot to bring former midfielder Derek McInnes back to Ibrox as manager

Rangers are reportedly pursuing Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.

According to the Daily Mail, Rangers are 'strongly discussing' the possibility of approaching Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes this summer.

Having lost 6-1 on aggregate to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-off final, Rangers will now spend at least one more year in the Scottish Championship - throwing manager Stuart McCall's future in doubt.

McCall only arrived in March but was handed a contract until the end of the season, meaning he could now be replaced this summer as Rangers look to move forward as a club.

A number of managers have already been linked with replacing McCall, but the Daily Mail believe that the Rangers board are 'strongly discussing' the possibility of making a move for Aberdeen boss McInnes.

The 43-year-old, who used to play for Rangers as a midfielder, recently enjoyed a remarkable season in charge of Aberdeen, achieving a second place finish in the Scottish Premiership having pushed Celtic all the way in the race for the title.

McInnes would be an ambitious appointment for Rangers but it seems highly unlikely that he would be willing to drop down a division, even in order to rejoin Rangers.

Dave King will no doubt be keen to make a big appointment having gained control of Rangers, but pushing for McInnes may be too audacious at this stage, considering how Rangers have struggled and Aberdeen have thrived over the last year.

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