Derek McInnes could be the man to get Ryan Jack back on form at Glasgow Rangers, as his past comments reveal that he still has great admiration for the midfielder.
McInnes and Jack worked together at Aberdeen last season, before the 25-year-old opted to move to Ibrox.
And when Jack left Aberdeen, McInnes couldn’t hide his disappointment about the former Scotland youth international’s departure.
He said to The Scottish Sun: “I’m gutted I can’t hold on to the ones that are leaving.
“I’d love to lock them in Pittodrie and given them want they want because I love working with those boys.”
If McInnes was to take the job at Rangers he would get the chance to work with Jack again.
And Jack seems to be in need of some guidance, as his time at Rangers so far has not been very successful.
Jack was a key part of Pedro Caixinha’s side, but his ill-discipline was a major frustration.
Jack has picked up three red cards in just 10 Scottish Premiership appearances for the Light Blues, which has limited how much game-time he has been given.
And if McInnes was to take charge at Ibrox, one of his first tasks would surely be to get Jack back to his best, to help Rangers start to climb the table.