Derek McInnes has ruled out any prospect of moving to Sevco.
For three weeks the Aberdeen boss was getting told about the wonderful opportunity that was waiting for him at the top of the marble staircase.
There was barely a dissenting word as Aberdeen were bombarded by speculation as Sevco sat back hoping that something would happen.
McInnes has now drifted out from being 1/7 favourite for the job with Sevco unable to come up with the £1m compensation fee needed and the package to entice a manager currently in employment.
After weeks of silence Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne told the club TV station: “Derek made his feelings very clear to me last night during one of our regular meetings.
“He has no intentions of going anywhere. He loves this club. He knows he’s loved, he knows he’s respected by everyone at the club and the fans out there.
“I think anybody who heard Derek speak [at the new stadium hearing] about his passion for this club – it’s a big, big part of his life. He firmly believes he has unfinished business here.
“He’s always said to me that he didn’t want to leave this club with just one trophy in the boardroom.
“It’s great news for everyone that he is committed. He just wants to get on doing the job.
“He spent a lot of time, effort and money over the summertime to rebuild the team.
“Since this he has re-signed a number of players to extend their contracts and everyone recognises the fantastic job he and Tony Docherty have done.”
Four weeks after sacking Caixinha Sevco have only issued a short statement saying that they would be reviewing applications.
A number of big names have been linked with the vacancy to keep the fans distracted from the chronic finances of the club.
The masterplan to announce Graham Murty as the permanent boss on the back of four wins in a row but last week’s defeat from Hamilton killed off that prospect.