Here from the Aberdeen FC site:
BREAKING NEWS | Aberdeen FC is pleased to confirm that Derek McInnes and Tony Docherty have elected to remain at Pittodrie

I thought it must be a spoof. Sadly – see http://www.afc.co.uk/news/9551.php#.WULf6saQ17o – not.

What on earth went wrong from yesterday’s Aberdeen statement saying both had been cleared to speak to Sunderland, all financial matters between the clubs having been settled?
We awaited a proper explanation from SAFC. Is this it? ….

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8 Responses to “Here yesterday, gone today. Have SAFC messed up Derek McInnes appointment?” Subscribe

  1. Paul June 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Back to the drawing board and the obvious conclusion
    is that there are no funds to invest in the team. The news that the ownership might change soon is a complicating factor, as is Short wanting to recoup as much as possible, he has long lost interest in the club. When will the club reach an even keel? Don’t hold your breath.?

    • scotter June 15, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

      I agree, the financial situation seems to be scaring off potential managers. The fact that the club is looking for low grade managers is worrying when you have the likes of deBoer, Allardyce, Keane, Mazzarri, Puel, Karanka, Bould potentially available.

      Or do we look towards Bain’s previous colleagues, Smith, McCoist, Grant, Jokanovic?

      Second, and much more important, should we be more concerned about the viability of the club in terms of potential insolvency? Has Ellis Short decided not to underwrite losses any more?

      The McInnes situation shows how good Walter Smith’s info is and the fragility of any reliance on old boys networks.

      If it takes £2m to pay off Crystal Palace and get Sam back—- go for it!

      Time to come out of the bunker and show fans there is some vision and dynamism for the future. Stop bottom feeding!

  2. OkieDokie June 16, 2017 at 1:57 am #

    Sam wont come back now,no money to spend and a take over bid in the wind.No manager is going to come anywhere near the place.Any new owners are going to want to bring in who they want…..If things dont start moving this club is going to be in trouble

  3. CSB June 16, 2017 at 3:46 am #

    This Club is already in ‘Trouble’, big, big, big, ‘TROUBLE’.

    Its a bit like the new shirt, on the face of it we look to be making progress, ok its not to everyone’s liking but can be suffered, however when you look at the back it’s all a complete mess, any semblance of order completely shot.

    The way this news is coming out appears to suggest that McInnes was the number one candidate who has turned us down so already we are down to second string nominees.

    Just like last season and the farce with England and Sam, our season is being torpedoed even before kick-off.

    The Club should just go for a lower league, hungry young manager with something to prove.

    It’s a risk, but what else do we have left to lose!!!

    • malcolm June 16, 2017 at 8:43 am #

      Nigel Clough was born in Sunderland. Just saying.

      • Eric012 June 16, 2017 at 10:56 am #

        So was I but that doesn’t qualify me to manage the club.

        • malcolm June 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

          You mean you haven’t sent Martin Bain your CV then Eric? I bet you’d get on the short list if you did.

          • CSB June 16, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

            Judging by SAFC’s organisational abilities to date, Eric would be the short list!!!!

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