Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has admitted that he’s open to talks over extending his stay at Pittodrie as he enters the final year of his contract.

The Dons boss and assistant Tony Docherty have turned down moves to Rangers and Sunderland in favour of remaining in the Granite City in recent seasons.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Derek McInnes the manager of Aberdeen during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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McInnes has signed a number of extensions previously and insists he’d be “willing to consider” signing another – and predicted he’ll have talks with the chairman about it soon.

“If I was offered a new deal it is something I would certainly be willing to consider, yes,” McInnes told the Evening Express.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Derek McInnes the manager of Aberdeen the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“I have enjoyed my time here and have always been quick to extend in the past.

“I speak to the chairman two or three times a week so I am sure that (his contract situation) is something that will be mentioned in the next wee while.”

McInnes side had secured three consecutive second-place finishes in the league prior to this season as well as regularly reaching cup finals and semi-finals.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Derek McInnes the manager of Aberdeen the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With no obvious replacement for McInnes who is going to do better at Pittodrie there’s no reason for them to not think about offering him a new deal.

The only difficulty would be if he is in the running for the Scotland job – but even that might not be enough to tempt McInnes away from Aberdeen.

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