Former Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean has backed Derek McInnes to turn things around at Pittodrie.
The Norwich City midfielder moved to Carrow Road from Pittodrie, where he had made himself a fans’ favourite. Over 158 games, he scored 25 goals and notched 18 assists in red.
McLean worked with McInnes at Pittodrie and he believes the fans should ease off him a bit, with sections of the Red Army critical of recent performances.
He told the Daily Record (page 47,09/10/19): “I think it’s farcical that it’s even mentioned that people want Derek McInnes to go.
“What he’s done up there is excellent. He won the Cup early on, so many second place finishes, taking them to cup finals and bearing in mind they’re struggling with injuries so they’ve not got a full team available right now.
“I have no doubt that he’ll make them better again with what he’s done over the years.”
McLean is supportive of McInnes
The Canaries midfielder can’t seem to get his head around why McInnes is being so heavily criticised by some Aberdeen fans. There are some reasons why, but there also arguments to be made for him staying.
When McInnes arrived in 2013, the Dons had just finished eighth and hadn’t seen silverware since 1996. Within a year they had won the League Cup and have since finished second four times in a row, with some third and fourth place finishes in there too.
Aberdeen were also at Hampden three times last year and McInnes has managed to keep the Dons up the top end of the league whilst working on a modest budget.
McInnes has achieved a lot in the North-East and it’s no surprise to see one of his former players back him.