McInnes is due to replace current Dons boss Craig Brown, who will himself retire from management after next week's fixture with Dundee United.
Brown was due to retire at the end of the season, but agreed to hand over the reigns early if the AFC board found a suitable replacement.
That replacement was revealed to be McInnes who would take over from retiree Brown when Brown retired at the SPL split next week.
And next week McInnes will retire from management in summer unless the AFC board finds a suitable replacement - in which case he will hand over the reigns early.
And we can exclusively reveal that Derek Adams has been approached to take over the reigns from McInnes at Pittodrie - but has already announced his plans to announce his retirement two games into the split.
Adams will retire in the summer unless the AFC board can find a suitable replacement - and former Clyde boss Owen Coyle has been lined up to replace Adams before the final game of the season.
Coyle will announce his retirement soon after his appointment unless the AFC board can find a suitable replacement.
It has also been revealed that Dons midfielder Stephen Hughes announced his retirement from football sometime before last summer.
Source: Aberdeen Mad