|Current Team:||Aberdeen Football Club|
|Birth Day:||July 5, 1971|
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He was born in Paisley, Scotland and began his professional career with Greenock Morton in 1988.
McInnes began his professional career in 1988 as a teenager at Greenock Morton, where he played in 259 games in all competitions over nine seasons and credited the influence of assistant manager John McMaster, before moving to Rangers, where he spent almost five years as a squad player, taking part in 52 matches for the Ibrox club. During his time in Glasgow, McInnes had a loan spell at English club Stockport County, where he made 13 league appearances. McInnes scored four goals for Rangers, with strikes against FC Alania Vladikavkaz in the Champions League and Hearts in the league. He also scored twice against Ayr United and Dunfermline in Rangers' run to the 1996 Scottish League Cup Final, but he did not feature in the final itself. He was also briefly at French side Toulouse during a season in which the club was promoted from the second division, although he only featured in three league matches.
McInnes was the first West Brom player to be sent off in the Premier League. He was dismissed in the second half of the club's first Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford in August 2002. He played in the majority of West Brom's Premier League games during the 2002–03 season but was unable to prevent them from being relegated. He made 88 league appearances and scored six times for the West Midlands club.
International recognition came late to McInnes as he made his Scotland debut on 21 August 2002, coming on as a substitute for the last ten minutes against Denmark in a friendly. Three months later, against Portugal, he was a substitute once again, coming on midway through the first half.
McInnes joined Dundee United on 11 July 2003, and was immediately installed as team captain by manager Ian McCall. In his first full season at Tannadice, McInnes missed only three league and one cup game. He helped the club to a fifth-place finish in the Scottish Premier League and scored twice—his first coming in the Scottish Cup against Dunfermline and his second in a league match against Hearts. After an unsteady start to the 2004–05 season, McInnes began to take control again in the centre of midfield. He then picked up an injury with a third of the season remaining but managed to return to the first team for the Scottish Cup final at the end of the season.
In April 2006, United manager Craig Brewster announced that McInnes was free to leave the club at the end of the season, despite having a year of his contract left to run. He made 83 appearances for Dundee United, with four goals scored.
On 24 June 2006, it was announced that McInnes had finally come to an agreement to be released from his contract and he subsequently joined Millwall. The then-Lions boss Nigel Spackman gave McInnes the captain's armband with the comment: "Every Millwall player on that pitch should be a Derek McInnes." McInnes scored once during his spell with Millwall, his goal coming in a 3–2 defeat to Cheltenham on 26 August 2006.
McInnes was appointed manager of St Johnstone on 27 November 2007, after the previous management team of Owen Coyle and Sandy Stewart had departed for Burnley. On 2 May 2009, McInnes secured promotion to the Scottish Premier League for St Johnstone, ending their seven-year stint in the First Division.
During the 2009–10 close season, McInnes was linked with the managerial positions at West Bromwich Albion and Watford. He remained at St Johnstone, however, and in October 2009 he signed a new contract with the Perth club.
McInnes was granted permission by St Johnstone to be interviewed by Bristol City for their managerial position, alongside former Barnsley manager Mark Robins and another unnamed candidate, in October 2011. His managerial record with the Perth club was 177 games in charge, where he won 71 games, drew 53 games and lost 53 games.
McInnes was appointed manager of Bristol City on 19 October 2011. The club were adrift at the bottom of the Football League Championship, but McInnes guided City to an eight-game unbeaten run that secured their league status.
On 6 November 2012, following City's 2–0 loss to Birmingham City, McInnes gave £300 to 17 stranded fans who had their minibus tyres slashed outside St Andrew's Stadium.
During the 2012–13 season, Bristol City suffered a club record seven consecutive defeats. McInnes was sacked on 12 January 2013, after a 4–0 home defeat to Leicester City left the club eight points adrift of safety. After being sacked by Bristol City, McInnes said that he was "very desperate" to succeed and that his time at Bristol City was difficult.
McInnes was appointed Aberdeen manager on 25 March 2013, with Tony Docherty as his assistant. He officially took charge of the team after the Dundee United match on 6 April, with outgoing manager Craig Brown taking charge of the last two games before the late-season split. After the final game with Brown as manager, McInnes vowed to improve the club by helping the city of Aberdeen to "fall in love" with its football team again.
Aberdeen remained unbeaten in September 2013, winning twice and drawing once in the league and progressing to the Quarter-Final of the League Cup with a 5–0 demolition of Falkirk. The team's excellent form earned McInnes the Manager of the Month award for September.
His Aberdeen team again pushed Celtic almost all the way in the Scottish Premiership title race in 2015–16, with Celtic eventually beating Aberdeen 3–2 on 8 May 2016, a match which secured the league title, with only two matches remaining. Aberdeen had begun that season winning all of its first eight league matches as well.
In June 2017, Aberdeen granted permission for Sunderland to speak with McInnes about becoming their manager, but he decided to stay with Aberdeen. McInnes and Docherty subsequently signed a 1-year contract extension, keeping them with the Dons until the summer of 2020. Rangers made an approach for McInnes in December 2017 (immediately following two league games in four days between the clubs, both won by the Glasgow side) but he rejected that offer as well.
McInnes was sent off by the referee for gesturing at Celtic fans during a 2018–19 Scottish Cup semi-final in April 2019. He was apparently reacting to sectarian abuse by Celtic fans, which was investigated by Police Scotland.
In July 2019 he signed a new contract with Aberdeen, until 2022.
Derek has sons named Jack, Harry and Charlie.
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