Some recent comments made by a one-time Aberdeen hero are unlikely to be well-received by the Dons support.

Former Dons midfielder Kenny McLean thinks his old boss and current Pittodrie manager Derek McInnes should be the next Scotland manager.

The position is currently vacant following the departure of Alex McLeish and McLean thinks McInnes is the ideal man to take over.

“He’s excellent”

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“If he is interested, I think it would be a very good route for Scotland to go – he’s excellent” McLean told the BBC.

“He has done an unbelievable job at Aberdeen at times.”

The reason fans won’t welcome these comments is that any departure now by McInnes would leave Aberdeen with a big rebuilding job ahead of next season.

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Now only would they have to replace players that are leaving, but they would have to replace a manager too.

Life would be difficult at Pittodrie

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Therefore, that would make the immediate future very difficult indeed for all at Pittodrie.

It will be interesting to see what the outcome is should McInnes be on the SFA’s shortlist for the job.

You have to imagine that he would be. He is one of the best Scottish managers around.

Would he stay or move on? It should be remembered that he did turn down the chance to join Rangers.

Perhaps the national team job is a different story. We will find out the answer sooner rather than later.


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