McInnes ‘baffled’ by exit rumours

Derek McInnes admits he was baffled by speculation about his future at Aberdeen and insisted he’s going nowhere.

Premiership sponsors Ladbrokes caused a huge stir when they released a statement which said they had suspended betting on McInnes to be the next manager to be sacked after an influx of bets drove the price down from 25/1 to 10/11.

Aberdeen released a statement insisting there was no substance to claims he was leaving Pittodrie.

And, after picking up the manager of the month award for the second month running, McInnes gave his view on the debacle.

“It was not expected and I am a bit baffled by the whole thing,” he said.

“No manager is ever totally secure but at this club we have worked hard to foster strong relationships.

“We have a great relationship with the squad and the majority of them are on long term deals.

“I have a great relationship with my chairman and have the players and staff in that I wanted.

“The players know how committed we are here and it is good stability to get the best out of what we have got.

“One thing you can say we have at this club is that we have stability.”

Aberdeen are set to face Ross County on Friday where they will hope to extend the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to four points.

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