I learned more today about the Derek McInnes debacle.
This comes from an impeccable source close to the action.
When McInnes was considering the Sevco job he met with Mark Allen to discuss the position.
I’m told that the Dons’ gaffer came away from the meeting feeling rather sorry for Sevco’s Director of Fantasy.
Quite simply the ex-Citeh chap didn’t seem to know very much about the inner-workings of the basket of assets.
My information is that Derek had come to the sit-down thoroughly prepared for a productive meeting.
McInnes had a list of players that he wanted to bring into Sevco in the January window if he took the job.
I understand that John McGinn and Louis Moult were among the names that he wanted if he took the Ibrox job.
Mark Allen took the list and simply replied with his own.
I’m told that one of these Sevco targets plays for Ayr United and another one was Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock.
Derek was polite and professional throughout the conclave, but stated to Mark Allen that he wouldn’t sign these players for Aberdeen!
During the same period of time, McInnes’ agent contacted the impecunious Mr King on THREE separate occasions.
Each time the agent wanted to know the exact amount of money that his client would have to work with during the January window if he took the Ibrox job.
I’m told that this very precise question was evaded each time it was asked.
Dear reader, if can recall the breathless tone of the stenographers at this time as the implored McInnes to join Sevco and then juxtapose it with this hard news.
Unedifying to say the least.