Derek McInnes insists he is happy at Aberdeen
The 45-year-old is one of the favourites to take over the reins at the club he played for from 1995-2000 following the departure of Mark Warburton.
McInnes, who was part of the nine-in-a-row era at Ibrox, refused to rule out moving to another Scottish club but maintained he has more to achieve with the Dons, who he led to League Cup glory in 2014 and runners-up finishes in the league in the last two seasons.
He said: “Stability always helps, whether it’s through the manager or the players.
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“I’m really happy here and we’ve still got work to do. I’ve said that to all the players as well, that if you were to leave and this was your last day, we’ve still not done all we’ve set out to do.”
Aberdeen sit second in the table, but due to Scotland’s deteriorating coefficient rating, all of the country’s Europa League representatives next season will enter the tournament in the first qualifying round.
“It is disappointing,” said McInnes.
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“We’ve done quite well to get through some early rounds but we’ve still fallen short of the group stage.
“The consequence of qualifying for Europe is those early starts and it’s going to be more challenging for all the clubs because those rounds can be problematic.
“We played a home game every month last year. It was a 12-month season for us.”