Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has made a very enlightening admission about new manager Steven Gerrard in the hours leading up to Rangers’ trip to Pittodrie.
The Dons’ chief, who of course changed his mind about a switch to Ibrox in the eleventh hour last year, was speaking about how the optimism in Govan has completely turned around since the unveiling of the Anfield legend last week, and made a slight slip of the tongue or Freudian admission about how he really feels about the new boss of Rangers:
“Thank God he’s not playing (tonight) and thank God he isn’t in the dugout.”
It’s the first time someone high up in Scottish football has revealed their true feelings about Rangers securing such a legend, and how much they fear the potential impact a man the calibre of Gerrard will have.
Naturally Aberdeen are facing off against Rangers for second, in a match tonight which could define a few things, but McInnes is clearly more than wary for next season of a rejuvenated Rangers under the influence of the ex-England captain.