Kris Boyd has thrown himself into denial after Derek McInnes snubbed his ‘dream move’ to Ibrox.
The Kilmarnock striker has been banging the drum for six weeks on Sky Sports, Radio Scotland and The Sun about why it was a no-brainer for Del boy to climb the marble staircase of dignity to take over the managers office once occupied by Paul le Guen, Stuart McCall, Mark Warburton and the recently departed Pedro Caixinha.
Boyd spent the 2014/15 season at Ibrox but doesn’t seem to appreciate that the days of unlimited bank overdrafts and tax dodges are over with the tribute act requiring a £4m cash injection to see the season out.
Six weeks of attempting to unsettle Derek McInnes ended last night with a statement from Aberdeen that left Boyd and other pundits stunned.
Grasping for excuses the Killie striker told Sky Sports: “We don’t know at this time what exactly has happened. Aberdeen refused permission for him to speak Rangers and that’s not changed.
“Derek has had a lot on his plate in the last couple of days to digest and go through, but he’s taken the decision to stay at Aberdeen.
“It doesn’t look clever that’s for sure, when you take everything into consideration.
“They made the approach, and Aberdeen rejected that approach, we don’t know the ins and outs of what happened at this moment, or what has happened since.
“Rangers took a long time to digest everything, and go through the process in trying to find a new manager, they identified Derek McInnes as the number one choice. They went and tried to get permission to try and speak to him.
“Derek has decided to stay at Aberdeen and that’s a surprise to everybody because the majority in Scotland thought he would have gone to Rangers, myself included.
“They (Sevco) are not going to open up the books for Derek to go through, so if he’s not been given permission to speak to Rangers, then he’s probably taken it off his own back to say he wants to stay at Aberdeen.
“But is it dead? we just don’t know.”
It is dead with Sevco struggling to spin rejection from one of their own to their supporters.
Five years into the journey they are trusting Graeme Murty to stop seven-in-a-row with Hibs and Aberdeen also scrapping it out for second place.
Once Boyd discovers the reality of a going concern, the meaning of glib and shameless and the powers of the Takeover Appeal Board he’ll look less foolish and have a better understanding of the chronic problems facing his former club.