DEREK McInnes may have a better managerial record at Aberdeen than Sir Alex Ferguson but his focus is on further improvement as he prepares for his 100th league game in charge at Kilmarnock tomorrow.

McInnes is looking for his 57th Ladbrokes Premiership, while Ferguson only managed 47 in his first 100 games at the club, although he delivered the title in his second season in 1980.

McInnes said:“The majority of the team and staff have been here for the two-and-a-half years and that stability is important. Everyone deserves credit for [the win] ratio.

“But we want to try to better it and keep things going. We have just started.

“Hopefully, we will be sitting after 200 games with something similar and hopefully even better.”

McInnes signed a deal until 2019 before the season started and wants to build something special at Aberdeen.

However, he is mindful of the precarious nature of football management, after Danny Lennon, Ian Murray and Dick Campbell all departed their posts in Scotland’s lower leagues.

“You are always hopeful when you sign a contract that you see it out,” McInnes went on.

“Three managers have lost their jobs in the last week and that’s quite disheartening.”

“Our job is difficult but when you find one that you love and enjoy, as I do here, you want to make the most of that opportunity.

“We committed for four years in the summer and we did that because we feel we have only just started and have to drive things on.”