Aberdeen legend Willie Miller has disclosed that he still backs manager Derek McInnes. McInnes has faced plenty of criticism after the Dons slumped to a recent 4-1 defat to Premiership strugglers Ross County.
There have even been banners outside of Pittodrie calling for McInnes to go. However, Miller feels that Aberdeen can win another trophy under McInnes. He hasn’t ruled out the Dons winning this season’s Scottish Cup.
“I don’t agree”
“I don’t agree with the banners hung outside Pittodrie calling for a change in manager and I don’t think that is the right course to go down” Miller said (Evening Express).
Miller also defended how consistent Aberdeen have been in the league under McInnes during his time at the club.
“I think under McInnes, and with the players at Pittodrie, another trophy can be won. And the chance is there this season in the Scottish Cup.
“The consistency in the league during McInnes’ tenure – finishing in the top four every season – has to be taken into consideration” the former Aberdeen boss mused.
Miller feels that a reason for the discontent has been some recent poor league results and cup exits.
“In terms of the unhappiness among the fans, I think the cup defeats have had a significant effect, along with too many draws in the league recently” he said.
Miller accepts that fans have a right to be concerned about the nature of the loss to Ross County. However, he still feels that McInnes is the man for the job.
“The fans can’t accept the awful day on Saturday against the side that was bottom of the league. But it’s also worth looking at the path Aberdeen have taken under McInnes and being careful what you wish for” he concluded.