Ex-Hearts and Celtic defender Steven Pressley expresses interest in Aberdeen job

Steven Pressley (left) is keen on the Aberdeen job. Picture: SNSSteven Pressley (left) is keen on the Aberdeen job. Picture: SNS
Steven Pressley (left) is keen on the Aberdeen job. Picture: SNS
Steven Pressley believes he is suited for the Aberdeen job.

The ex-Hearts and Celtic star expressed his interest in the vacant post following the departure of Derek McInnes.

Aberdeen parted company with the long-serving boss on Monday after a difficult period with the team in relegation form since the turn of the year.

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Currently, Barry Robson, Paul Sheerin and Neil Simpson are in interim charge.

Pressley believes Aberdeen is a good fit for him with Cormack keen on implementing a new DNA.

The 47-year-old was last in a management job in 2019 at Carlisle United having previously had spells at Falkirk, Coventry City, Fleetwood Town and Cypriot side Pafos.

“I would fancy the Aberdeen job, of course," he told The Essential Scottish Football Podcast. “I have said on a number of occasions I was an Aberdeen supporter growing up.

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“It’s a club that’s got very good young players which has been very prominent in my managerial tenures, developing young players, developing a young, energetic squad.

“They have a terrific support and you can create an intensity in the stadium. Of course it’s a job I would very much consider and one I think I would be suited for. It’s a really exciting opportunity for somebody.”

Pressley doesn’t believe McInnes fitted with what Cormack wants to build at Pittodrie having taken over from Stuart Milne.

“Dave has come in and might have his own ideas and the type of manager that he is looking at,” he said. “Derek isn’t that profile so he has decided to make change because he wants to bring in his own man.

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“That doesn’t mean Derek wasn’t a success. He had three second place finishes in succession, he won the cup and brought in a lot of funds to the club through the sale of players.

“He even broke Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of nine straight home wins. So he has done some really great things in his time and those shouldn’t be forgotten.

“I believe a parting of the ways was inevitable because Dave Cormack is looking for a different type of manager - one that fits his DNA.”