Kris Boyd believes Rangers will have to pay Aberdeen up front to get Derek McInnes as boss
Last Updated: 06/12/17 8:34pm
Kris Boyd believes Aberdeen will not allow manager Derek McInnes to join Rangers unless they receive full financial compensation up front.
Sky Sports News understands McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty did not take first-team training on Wednesday morning as speculation mounts that they will be joining Rangers.
The Dons released a statement on Tuesday saying they had refused Rangers permission to speak to McInnes over the managerial vacancy at Ibrox.
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.
"When you look back at the past years with Aberdeen and Rangers, there is a rivalry that can spill over," Boyd told Sky Sports News.
"For the two clubs, and Derek himself, they will want it all resolved pretty quickly.
"I believe that Aberdeen have probably put a timescale on it and how quickly they can get it done because Derek has been linked.
"But it is not a foregone conclusion that he will take the job even if the two clubs can agree compensation.
"The fact that he missed training this morning, along with his assistant Tony Docherty, means they obviously must have been in speaking to (chairman) Stewart Milne to sort out going to Rangers.
"But, it's not easy because Milne is a very, very wealthy man.
"Aberdeen will probably want all the money up front before Derek leaves if he is to go to Rangers."