Derek McInnes

Derek McInnes took charge of Aberdeen in April 2013.

McInnes was previously the manager of Bristol City in the npower Championship.

Derek - one of the most highly-rated managers in Britain - entered management in English football for the first time following his appointment at Ashton Gate, after a very successful spell in Scotland.

He ending his playing career at St Johnstone and took charge of the club when Owen Coyle departed for Burnley in 2007.

McInnes achieved notable successes north of the border including, promotion to the Scottish Premier League, ending their seven year spell in the First Division.

St Johnstone have pushed on since then, finishing eighth in 2010/11 and Derek left the club with the team fifth in the SPL table, just one point off Celtic.

Derek arrived in the npower Championship with a 40 per cent win percentage, with 53 victories, 41 draws and 38 defeats in his 130 games in charge at McDiarmid Park.

He enjoyed immediate success with Bristol City as he secured their Championship status for the 2012/13 season.

Following his appointment at Aberdeen, McInnes guided the club to Scottish League Cup final success at Celtic Park to secure the The Dons first trophy since 1995. This later resulted in him being named the Scottish PFA Manager of the Year.

During his playing career, McInnes featured prominently for Greenock Morton, Rangers, West Bromwich Albion and Dundee United. He also won two caps for the Scotland national football team.

Honours (3)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Aberdeen:
      • Scottish League Cup Winners, (2014-03-16)
  • personal-awards
    • Aberdeen:
      • SPFA Manger of the Year, (2013-05-30)
  • promotions
    • St Johnstone:
      • Promotion to Scottish Premier League, (2009-05-30)
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