Derek McInnes says he is 'very happy' at Aberdeen amid Rangers speculation
Last Updated: 27/10/17 6:48pm
Derek McInnes says he is "very happy" at Aberdeen amid speculation linking him with the vacant manager's job at Rangers.
McInnes is near the top of several bookmakers' lists to take over from Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox after he was sacked on Thursday.
However McInnes, who had a five-year playing spell at Ibrox, played down speculation and insisted he was happy at Pittodrie.
He was linked with the job earlier in the year following the departure of Mark Warburton, and has only strengthened his credentials with a second-placed Premiership finish last season, nine points ahead of Rangers.
McInnes, who rejected a move to Sunderland in the summer, said: "I've never been drawn on any speculation in the past, and I won't change that now. I've been linked with different things in my time here, and nothing has transpired.
"I signed a contract this summer and I'm very happy being here, as I've stated often enough. I'm not going to get drawn on speculation. It's something I've got used to in the past.
"I've been supposedly linked with clubs a couple of times, and in particular Rangers. My job is here at Aberdeen and I'm happy here and nothing changes."
Aberdeen, who lost out to Celtic in midweek, host Ross County this weekend while Rangers tackle Hearts at Murrayfield.