It has recently been revealed that Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty have signed new deals at the club until 2022.
BREAKING NEWS | Our management team of Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty has agreed new contracts with the club that will see them remain at Pittodrie until at least the summer of 2022.#StandFree pic.twitter.com/xwunmgeGNS
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) July 11, 2019
The deals are good news for the Dons, as they give the club stability going forward. McInnes has detailed why he decided to commit his future to Pittodrie.
Interestingly, one of the main reasons is not something that is happening on the pitch. It is the building of the Dons’ new training complex. McInnes feels will be key to the club moving forward.
“In keeping with the ambitious club we are”
“With the opening of our new training campus at Kingsford on the horizon I am excited about the prospect of training professionally in a modern facility, something which should be in keeping with the ambitious club we are” he said, as reported on the official Aberdeen website.
It is intriguing that it is an off-field matter that is so important to McInnes. However, as he underlines in his comments, he feels that a new training complex is just what Aberdeen needs.
A few years of changes at Aberdeen
It could be a few years of changes at Aberdeen. Particularly as the club are planning to move to a new stadium. The club have begun work on the new stadium, which is set to open in time for the 2022/23 season.
That coincides with the end of McInnes’ contract. However, it would not be a shock if he was the manger leading Aberdeen out in the first game at their new stadium.