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Rangers fans react on Twitter as McInnes approach is snubbed

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

Rangers' approach for Derek McInnes has been denied.

Derek McInnes, manager of Aberdeen before the start of the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

After weeks of speculation, Rangers finally made their approach for Derek McInnes last night.

Aberdeen released a statement on their official club website confirming Rangers' request to speak to McInnes has been denied.

Rangers have been without a permanent manager since Pedro Caixinha was fired in October.

Pedro Caixinha attends a press conference as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Graeme Murty has been in temporary charge and recently led Rangers to two wins over McInnes' Aberdeen.

Rangers could now hope McInnes attempts to force the issue behind the scenes, or return with an improved financial package for their former player.

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

The situation is hugely frustrating for Rangers fans, who have been worried about the lack of an evident plan from the club's board.

It seems odd that Rangers have waited this long to reach out for McInnes, although it is possible that only now they have had some encouragement behind the scenes.

Rangers fans have reacted to the developments, with some accusing Aberdeen of 'holding him hostage', and others feeling their own club has been embarrassing in the whole saga so far... 

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