Former Aberdeen star Joe Harper has demanded that the Dons do not appoint a manager who has been sacked by another Scottish Premiership club when they make their next appointment.


Following the sacking of Barry Robson in January, the Dons have appointed the veteran Neil Warnock as their interim boss until the end of the season.


In the meantime, the search for a permanent successor to Robson continues, though Harper believes that it cannot be just anyone.




Given the managerial merry-go-round Aberdeen have been going through, Harper believes that the cycle needs to end and the next manager at Pittodrie cannot be one who has been sacked by another club in the Scottish top flight.


Harper wrote in his Press and Journal column: “Aberdeen must use that time frame well to look at every possible option for the next permanent manager.



“And that means keeping well away from the Scottish managerial merry-go-round where the same bosses jump on and off in an endlessly repeating cycle.


“I don’t want a manager to come in who has been sacked by another Scottish Premiership club.”



Harper is keen to see Aberdeen scour the footballing world for the right man and has an ideal profile in mind.


“I want Aberdeen to spread the net far and wide globally to find an exciting, ambitious manager who can propel the club to success.


“There is a sea of managers in world football to be tapped into.


“Ideally, I would like to see a dynamic manager in his 40s or early 50s with a proven track record in the dugout.”


Warnock will be looking to make sure he leaves an Aberdeen squad on a high when he walks out of Pittodrie at the end of the season.