As reported by the BBC, former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has revealed that a recent meeting with Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was just a chance encounter on holiday, cooling speculation he is set for a move to Pittodrie.
The Scottish Sun had reported last week that Miller had met with the Dons manager in Florida ahead of a potential switch, but the former Scotland international has revealed there was less to it than meets the eye.
As quoted by the BBC, Miller said of the meeting:
It was just a chance encounter, but I have spoken to various people regarding options for next year. I don’t think it is right to start throwing names out there just yet.
I still want to win and I still want to play for a team that can be successful. Speaking to managers and seeing what they see my role being is important as well.
Everybody is back training in that period between 15 and 23 June, so decisions have to be made pretty quickly if I’m going to stay in Scotland.
Miller’s career at Ibrox is over after an acrimonious spat involving Graeme Murty and the side’s defeat to Celtic at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final. His contract expired at the end of the season and he was not offered a new deal.
Miller may not be the player he once was, but he has still scored 40 goals in all competitions over the last three seasons and his trophy winning history could be a great benefit to the ambitious Dons.
A difficult 2017/18 season is now behind him and if he made the move to Pittodrie, he would be very motivated to prove that Rangers were wrong to let him go so easily in such dramatic circumstances.
He will be turning 39 halfway through the season and there is no doubt that he will likely soon make the transition into coaching or management. For one more season though he has a lot to offer most Scottish Premiership teams, including Aberdeen.