Derek McInnes was basking in the glory of becoming a Scottish League Cup winner on the weekend.
Just over 12 months later and McInnes has landed a piece of silverware for the Dons â€“ their first since the 1995/96 League Cup â€“ which prompted the following comments from the Paisley native.
"I'm absolutely ecstatic. You can see what it means to so many people,â€ť said McInnes after the match.
"We were well aware when we took the job of the need and desperation to get a trophy again and to get Aberdeen successful.
"We have got a brilliant board and a great chairman, and there are a lot of staff who have had to endure Aberdeen for a long time, working hard for little success.
"But the supporters came here in huge numbers because they believe in the team and I saw how hard my players worked for this.
"It was a tight final. I thought we had the greater opportunities and, once it comes down to penalty kicks, you've got to back yourselves and take them with confidence. I thought our penalties were different class and thankfully Jamie (goalkeeper Langfield) has also managed to save one.
"It's unfortunate for Inverness, who had a good final. It was tight, as I said, but the overriding thing for us was just to win the game, no matter how we did it."
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