Former Celtic scout John Park will take a major role at League One Falkirk after the Bairns confirmed he will become Football Director as Mark Campbell’s takeover edges closer.

Falkirk announced on their official website that they have entered “detailed negotiations” with Campbell as he bids to take control of the Bairns.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - MARCH 25: Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon celebrates during the Irn-Bru Cup Final between Dundee United and St Mirren at Fir Park on March 25, 2017 in Motherwell, Scotland.
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Campbell is said to be investing an initial seven-figure fee as part of plans to take the Bairns back to the Scottish top-flight following relegation to League One last season.

Park has recently been working as a football consultant for Celtic’s potential upcoming Champions League opponents Maccabi Tel Aviv but could now be in a position to make dramatic changes at the Falkirk Stadium soon.

The talent spotter spent a decade at Celtic Park, leaving in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ appointment as manager in 2016, and played a part in bringing Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama to Glasgow.

KIRKCALDY, SCOTLAND - JULY 07: Ray McKinnon new Raith Rovers manager in dug out during the Pre Season Friendly between Raith Rovers and Hearts at Starks Park on July 07, 2015 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Falkirk
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While he’d undoubtedly be shopping in a totally different market with Falkirk, Park’s contacts throughout the game should help the Bairns return to the top tier.

If Campbell’s takeover goes ahead, it will see funds made available this transfer window for Park to strengthen the squad and support manager Ray McKinnon’s push for promotion.

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