Dons Boss Happy In The North East For Now
Written by RockSport on January 24, 2018
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes admits he would like to manage Scotland in future but is happy with the Dons for now.
“You know how happy I am at Aberdeen. There are certain jobs you would like to do in the future, and Scotland would be one of those,” he said.
“But for now, whether you are a candidate or not in people’s thinking, for me the job in hand at Aberdeen is what is important.”
McInnes, 46, pointed to the likes of O’Neill, 48, former Wales boss Chris Coleman, 47, and England manager Gareth Southgate, also 47, as evidence that international management is not simply the preserve of older managers who have served their time in the club arena.
“I don’t think it is seen as an older manager’s job now,” he said. “It is trying to get the right manager for each country.
“Whether it still has the same prestige, I still think it is a huge honour to be manager of your country. Anybody asked would have to give that serious consideration.”