Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has refuted the notion that Stoke City are interested in him.

A recent report suggested that the Dons boss was attracting interest from the Potters (Daily Record). They are on the lookout for a new boss following the sacking of Nathan Jones.

McInnes is attracting links to Stoke. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

McInnes insists it’s nothing but paper talk. He told the club’s Twitter: “I wasn’t aware of the Stoke story until I was told this morning and there’s nothing in it at all.”

Stoke seem to have moved on from McInnes talk too

For now at least it seems as McInnes won’t be going anywhere. It certainly won’t be to Stoke City judging recent breaking developments.

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The Potters have made an official approach for Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill (BBC). It’s believed that Stoke are negotiating a compensation fee with the Irish FA.

O’Neill looks likely to be Stoke boss. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

It certainly seems to indicate that McInnes is going nowhere. The Dons manager has been at Pittodrie since 2013 and has helped maintain the club as Scotland’s third force.

He’s been linked with moves away before but it seems like speculation over McInnes’ Aberdeen future will fade to nothing after the latest Stoke development.

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