Sevco almost broke the internet last night after Derek McInnes turned down their managerial vacancy.
Following a six week orchestrated campaign to lure the Aberdeen manager- led by BBC Scotland- it seems that no consideration was given to ‘what if he says just naw’.
Having harassed McInnes at every opportunity a rejection wasn’t thought about despite the dire finances and over-paid squad that he would be inheriting.
Around 5.30pm on Thursday the joke was on the Ibrox side as Aberdeen announced that their manager was staying put.
Sevco were subjected to all sorts of ridicule on line while the BBC and others tried to come to terms with being strung along for six weeks on a story that was aimed at upsetting a rival and comforting the gullible.
Four hours later Sevco retaliated with a statement that many internet bampots thought was the best ever in their five year history.
It read: “After the two games against Aberdeen, we requested permission to engage with their manager to assess his readiness and willingness to consider the Rangers position. This was declined. We were subsequently made aware by Aberdeen’s statement that, at this stage in his career, it would be best for him to remain in his current post.
“We endorse that position because moving to a massive club like Rangers is a big step with concomitant risk. We continue to consider candidates but will only appoint someone in whom we have full confidence and who feels he is ready for the job.”
It seems that it has taken the Sevco high command six weeks- or one statement from Aberdeen- to realise that McInnes isn’t suited to managing a massive club.
That will be the massive club that has failed to win a massive trophy in the last five years.
In four attempts Sevco won the Petrofac Cup once while suffering defeats to Queen of the South, Raith Rovers and Alloa Athletic.
While Aberdeen won the 2014 League Cup the massive club from Ibrox can only boast of being runners up to Hibs in the 2016 Scottish Cup.
In their only European appearance Sevco lost a first round qualifier to Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg while Aberdeen have reached the third qualifying round of the Europa League in each of the last three seasons.
Sevco will continue with Graeme Murty until the end of the year unless they can unearth another Pedro Caixinha.
No name was attributed to the Sevco statement.