Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes misses training amid Rangers approach
Last Updated: 06/12/17 1:09pm
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes did not take first-team training on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports News understands.
The Dons released a statement on Tuesday saying they had refused Rangers permission to speak to McInnes over the managerial vacancy at Ibrox.
Aberdeen returned to training on Wednesday after two days off ahead of their match against Dundee on Friday night but McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty did not take the session. We understand coaches Paul Sheerin and Barry Robson took the club's training.
It is understood that McInnes will meet with Dons chairman Stewart Milne later on Wednesday to discuss his future.
Graeme Murty has been in interim charge since Rangers sacked Pedro Caixinha on October 26 and presided over back-to-back wins over Aberdeen last week with a 3-0 victory in Glasgow preceding a 2-1 win at Pittodrie on Sunday.
McInnes has been the bookmakers' favourite to take over at Rangers since Caixinha's departure but Aberdeen denied them permission to speak to the 46-year-old on Tuesday.
An Aberdeen statement read: "Aberdeen Football Club has announced this evening that Rangers have contacted the club asking for permission to speak to Derek McInnes and that permission has been refused."
The former Rangers midfielder took over as Aberdeen manager in March 2013, leading them to their first trophy in 19 years as they won the League Cup in 2014.
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