Shinnie expects McInnes to remain as Aberdeen boss
The Dons manager has been tipped as a successor to Pedro Caixinha at Rangers.
Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie hopes and expects Derek McInnes will still be the Dons manager following links with the managerial vacancy at Rangers.
McInnes has been tipped as the likely successor to Pedro Caixinha at Ibrox but has shrugged off the connection as "speculation".
Shinnie acknowledged anything could happen but he expects his manager will still be in place when the international break ends.
"Yes, I expect him to be there," he said.
"I hope he will be there. Football is football, you can never tell what is going to happen."
The 26-year-old said the question mark over the future was something he couldn't affect and insisted that everyone at Pittodrie was carrying on with business as usual.
"We just need to get on with it the same way we would and if it does happen then that is out of our hands," he added.
"The players don't get caught up on that and the manager hasn't been caught up on that either. It has been a side part of anything we have tried to do.
"The manager says it himself, you can't really deal with speculation. It is all talk of this and that and we can't really deal with that."
He added: "Speculation will happen in football, especially at a club like Aberdeen. You would expect it with players and the manager and with the job he has done.
"Like I said, it is out of our hands and we just get on with our football."