Stevie May in action during his time at Sheffield Wednesday
May, 24, moved to Pittodrie from Preston North-End in August of this year, and has impressed thus far, scoring three goals in nine Scottish Premiership outings for his club.
And it was the lure of working with McInnes that convinced the forward to make the move north of the border.
The 46-year-old Aberdeen boss has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Ibrox since Pedro Caixinha's sacking earlier on this week, and it is little wonder, following the fine job he has done at Pittodrie.
May sat down for an interview with the Daily Record, and shared how he hopes McInnes remains in charge at Aberdeen, rather leave to take over at Rangers:
"He’s right up there. A lot of the reasons I came back was to work with him again. Aberdeen as a club is a pull as well, but I felt it was needed that I came back to work with someone who knows me. Any job that comes up now, he is going to be linked with it. That’s football; it happens. Every time the Rangers job comes up, he’s one of the favourites. It’s not something that hasn’t happened before so it’s not something we’re worrying about.”
If McInnes is in fact offered the job at Rangers, it might very well be difficult to turn down, but with Aberdeen currently ahead of the Gers in the Scottish Premiership table, the decision making process will not be quite as one-sided as it once was.