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.
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.
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.