Aberdeen veteran Shay Logan signed a new contract with the Pittodrie side in May. Should he complete the deal, he would have been with the Dons for over seven years.
He has been looking back on the first time he spoke to Dons manager Derek McInnes, who persuaded him to join the club back in 2014.
“The first time the manager ever phoned me I got off the phone and then half-an-hour later I thought ‘I’m moving to Aberdeen’” Logan said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“We’re a big draw”
“He means what he says. I know why people would turn around and come up. Funso Ojo almost signed for Hibs and ultimately we’re a big draw.”
McInnes deserves plenty of plaudits for the way he has transformed Aberdeen in his time as manager.
The Dons have regularly finished runners-up in the league, and went to numerous cup finals and semi-finals during McInnes’ spell in charge.
Excellent man-management skills
His man-management skill must be excellent, as he persuaded Logan to move to the Dons following just one phone call.
Perhaps the only disappointment during McInnes’ time at Pittodrie are the lack of trophies won by Aberdeen. McInnes has only managed to win one league cup in his time as manager.
However, that was Aberdeen’s first trophy in 18 years, so he naturally deserves credit for that. This season will be an intriguing one for Aberdeen, and so far it has started decently enough, with progress made in Europe. They will want to improve on last season’s fourth place league finish though. McInnes could be just the man to do that.