Despite a hysterical “come home to Ibrox” campaign in the radar press Derek McInnes is still the manager of Aberdeen at time of writing.
Like most of the hot air coming out of Sevco the root cause is money, or rather the lack of it.
Before anyone in the Blue Room can speak formally to the Aberdeen boss then a sum must be paid.
I was told today that it was £800k and Aberdeen would want that sum up-front.
However, that compensation package would not cover the other members of staff at Pittodrie who comprise the entire backroom team.
It is a given that Derek McInnes would want these guys to come with him to Sevco.
The same impeccably placed source today calculated that the compensation package for the entire Aberdeen backroom team would be in the region of £1.4m
If I didn’t know any better than I would think that the Sevco High Command are orchestrating a campaign through the radar press to unsettle the Dons’ boss.
In such an unethical scenario McInnes might decide to buy out his own contract on the glib and shameless promise that he would be paid back over a period by his new employers.
Of course, such a conspiracy is utterly beneath the brogue wearing chaps in the Blue Room.
Therefore, dear reader, you should discount it as being even remotely possible.
Other names that are being linked with the vacant Sevco job, like Frank De Boer and Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst are high-Level fantasies.
The utility function of these fair stories is to sooth The People that they support a big club that has huge allure.
As this circus continues so does the support for the sensible option within the Blue Room.
More and more of the Sevco High Command favour installing the most excellent Graeme Stuart Murty and the highly reliable Jonatan Lillebror Johansson.
Some within the Blue Room had hoped that the Aberdeen boss would make the jump to Ibrox and have these two fine fellows as his in situ backroom team.
Once more, the rationale behind that is quite simply the fragile state of Sevco’s finances.
Any other reasons that are discussed in the local media are simply Off The Radar and should be scoffed at.
One thing is certain and it is that the new guy will be told to instigate cutbacks in the playing budget.
If you don’t believe me that look at the published accounts.
After all, Sevco is a loss-making business without a credit line from a bank.