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Sol Bamba looking at houses in Westhill.

 

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That old chestnut will never go away.

 

McGhee ready to check-in at Aberdeen FC

New boss finally set to be unveiled

 

By Charlie Allan :wave:

 

Published: 11/06/2009

 

MARK McGhee finally arrived in Aberdeen today to complete his return to Aberdeen FC.

 

McGhee came north while Aberdeen FC and Motherwell concluded talks over a £200,000 compensation package for the 52-year-old.

 

He and Willie Miller met at the Ardoe House Hotel and McGhee was expected to be paraded at a Pittodrie press conference later today.

 

Scott Leitch, McGhee’s assistant at Motherwell, is also joining Aberdeen FC after rejecting the offer to step-up into the manager’s chair at Fir Park.

 

It will end the Red Army’s 18-day wait to find out who succeeds Jimmy Calderwood, who left Aberdeen FC after their 2-1 win over Hibs on May 24.

 

Aberdeen FC football director Willie Miller confirmed they had “dozens†of applications for the post.

 

Ossie Ardiles, Noel Whelan, Lee Richardson, Peter Nicholas and Dean Windass were among those who confirmed they had expressed an interest.

 

But Gothenburg Great McGhee was always the No.1 target for Aberdeen FC.

 

Aberdeen FC’s hopes of getting their man were hindered by the fact Celtic, who McGhee also played for, were understood to be keen to take him to Parkhead as Gordon Strachan’s successor.

 

But Aberdeen FC finally received the all-clear to make an official approach for McGhee last Saturday.

 

Motherwell chairman John Boyle confirmed then that he had “reluctantly agreed†to allow McGhee to speak to Aberdeen FC, who he scored 101 goals for between 1978-84.

 

Boyle added that they hoped to persuade McGhee, who turned down the chance to join Hearts a year ago, to remain with them.

 

It’s understood Boyle also offered the manager’s job to Leitch in an effort to persuade him to reject Aberdeen FC’s offer.

 

Boyle brought former Motherwell skipper Leitch back to Fir Park in 2007 from Ross County.

 

Miller urged Aberdeen FC fans to “remain patient†while he and chairman Stewart Milne conducted negotiations over the last six days and were set to finally get their reward today.

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Just drove past after supermarket trip. Only one scum papparazzo outsite and no outside broadcast tv vans. Nae even a Grumpian TV 4x4. More funcy cars than usual parked on Pittodrie street - but the Golf course was pretty busy.

 

Never mind your daytime tv get round there and start giving us 15 minute updates.

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As a club, why do the dons make a cunt of everything we try to do?  Hibs needed a new manager, decided who they wanted, and got him signed with minimal fuss and without weeks of speculation in the media.  Boyle could turn round now and refuse to talk to us ffs sake.

 

Other cities need a new stadium, bish bash bosh - new stadium.

 

We always look so feckin amateur when it comes to this type of thing.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy's been gone a fortnight and we're a laughing stock already.  ;)

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