Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has reportedly been placed on the Stoke City managerial shortlist according to a report (Daily Record).

The Dons manager has been at Pittodrie for six years and has managed to stabilise the club as Scotland’s consistent third force. With the new Cormack Park training facility behind them, McInnes also has fresh tools to grow and develop his players.

New facilities to work with. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

It hasn’t stopped him being linked with moves away from Pittodrie though.

Stoke are reportedly considering Aberdeen man McInnes

Nathan Jones was dismissed as Potters boss recently and now they are on the hunt for a new manager. Scotland’s Steve Clarke was one name mentioned with the post (Scottish Sun).

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Clarke’s not made the shortlist though according to the most recent report. An interest in McInnes is still there though, with the Championship club expected to make a formal approach in the next 48 hours.


Stoke are set to make an approach. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

McInnes has been linked with moves away from Aberdeen in the past so it’ll be interesting to see whether any Stoke City interest is actually formalised. He has spent time down south before, managing Bristol City between 2011-13.

Stoke currently sit bottom of the Championship and six points away from safety.

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