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Aberdeen Scottish Cup Odds as Neil Warnock appointed interim manager

Following his appointment as Aberdeen's interim manager, Neil Warnock has targeted Scottish Cup success with his new employers.

Warnock has replaced Barry Robson as Aberdeen manager on a short-term contract with the Dons currently languishing in eighth place in the Scottish Premiership following a run of just one league victory in six matches, 

The 75-year-old's first home match in charge of Aberdeen at Pittodrie will arrive in the form of a Scottish Cup fifth round meeting against Scottish League Two side Bonnyrigg Rose, with the Dons having last won the competition 34 years ago in 1990 when they overcame Celtic on penalties at Hampden Park.

In his first press conference as Aberdeen manager, Warnock told the media that his ambitions at the club were to 'finish as high as possible in the league and win the cup'.

"I'd like to win a cup, I've not won a cup [before]," Warnock said.

Scottish Cup 2023/24 Odds:

Aberdeen will be confident of booking a place in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals when they entertain fourth tier Bonnyrigg Rose in the fifth round, with the visitors having defied the odds by knocking out Scottish League One leaders Falkirk in the fourth round.

A place in the last eight would leave the seven-time winners one match away from Hampden, with both semi-finals of the Scottish Cup taking place at the national stadium.

Over the course of the last decade Aberdeen have reached the semi-finals on five occasions, coming closest to winning the trophy in 2016/17 when losing in the final to Celtic, with Australian Tom Rogic scoring a 92nd minute winner for the Hoops.

Aberdeen recent Scottish Cup record:

  • 2022/23 - Fourth Round (Eliminated by Darvel)
  • 2021/22 - Round of 16 (Eliminated by Motherwell)
  • 2020/21 - Quarter-finals (Eliminated by Dundee United)
  • 2019/20 - Semi-finals (Eliminated by Celtic)
  • 2018/19 - Semi-finals (Eliminated by Celtic)
  • 2017/18 - Semi-finals (Eliminated by Motherwell)
  • 2016/17 - Final (Lost in Final to Celtic)
  • 2015/16 - Fourth Round (Eliminated by Hearts)
  • 2014/15 - Fourth Round (Eliminated by Queen of the South)
  • 2013/14 - Semi-finals (Eliminated by St Johnstone)

Only four teams have won more Scottish Cups than Aberdeen's total of seven - Hearts (eight), Queen's Park (10), Rangers (34) and Celtic (41).

The Dons' last taste of Scottish Cup success arrived back in the 1989/90 season, with central defender Brian Irvine scoring the decisive penalty kick as Alex Smith's side prevailed 9-8 over Celtic in the Hampden shootout.

Remarkably, four of Aberdeen's seven Scottish Cup titles were won during the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure at the club, with the Glaswegian overseeing four consecutive final victories between 1982 and 1986.

Aberdeen Scottish Cup Wins:

Aberdeen have won the Scottish Cup on seven occasions:

  • 1946/47
  • 1969/70
  • 1981/82
  • 1982/83
  • 1983/84
  • 1985/86
  • 1989/90

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