Derek McInnes has hit out at the busload of experts that assumed he was ready to quit Aberdeen for Sevco.
Within 24 hours of the Ibrox side getting rid of Pedro Caixinha it was assumed that the appointment of McInnes as successor was a formality.
Kris Boyd and Barry Ferguson led the campaign, at every opportunity across their various media platforms they explained why it was in the interests of the Aberdeen boss to quit Pittodrie.
The hype reached a peak during the international break when Graeme Shinnie and Kenny McLean were questioned about the departure of their club boss while Dick Advocaat endorsed the view that McInnes should head for Ibrox.
There was barely a dissenting voice to be heard with the decision to stay on at Aberdeen met with amazement.
Reflecting on that period in the season McInnes told The Sun: â€œItâ€™s the nature of the job and you have to deal with it. But I think you learn what is important.
â€œYou should switch off from what isnâ€™t important because you are never going to please everybody. People think they know you, but they donâ€™t really. Itâ€™s trying to keep everything real, and I was absolutely fine with it.â€�
Despite losing back-to-back games against Sevco Aberdeen are still three poinys ahead of the Ibrox side in second place in the SPFL.