Derek McInnes wants Scotland manager's job - but not yet
Last Updated: 24/04/19 3:17pm
Becoming Scotland manager is "part of the plan" for Derek McInnes, but he is happy at Aberdeen for now.
The Scottish FA has begun discussing the recruitment process for appointing a replacement for Alex McLeish, who was sacked last week after 14 months in charge.
Dozens of candidates across the world, including high-profile names, have already offered notes of interest to the Scottish FA, Sky Sports News understands.
But McInnes is not interested in the job just yet.
"I think it would be a real privilege for any Scotsman to manage his country," he told Sky Sports News. "It would be for me.
"That would be part of the plan for me, at some point in the future, to manage my country.
"It's disappointing to see Alex lose his job and see the country having to look round for a manager. I'm sure there'll be plenty of contenders for it.
"But it would be something that I would be interested in at some point.
"But I'm happy here doing the job I am at Aberdeen."