DEREK MCINNES admits he has not been happy with ‘how things have played out’ in recent weeks as his Aberdeen future has been cast into doubt.

The 46-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Rangers following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in October.

The Light Blues could make a move to take McInnes back to Ibrox in the coming days as they look to finally conclude their search for a boss.

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Aberdeen lost 3-0 to Graeme Murty’s side on Wednesday night and then went down 2-1 at Pittodrie on Sunday.

The Premiership clash could prove to be McInnes’ final game in charge of the Dons but he insists his focus has always been on the job in hand.

He said: “I made my position clear a few weeks ago and this has been ongoing.

“It just feels as if it has dragged on and dragged on. I’m not happy with how things have been played out.

“I know you boys have a job to do and must be getting fed some sort of stuff, so there has been plenty of encouragement to run stories.

“Ex-players seem to know a lot more than everybody else. Everybody seems to be in the know and every other day there is someone giving an opinion on my future and what Rangers are doing.

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“It’s not been as straight forward as it should have been the last few weeks.

“Today it was good to get the game out of the way and play the game and try to win the game.

“The motivation was clear for everybody, my job is to try and get a winning team on the pitch - not to constantly fend off questions you guys need to ask.

“It’s wrong for me to make a comment on speculation or assumption.

“I am manager of Aberdeen and my job is to get a winning team on the pitch. That’s all I’ve ever done.”