Former Celtic player Tommy Johnson has opened the door to joining Aberdeen after leaving his role as head of recruitment at Blackpool.

Johnson – who the domestic treble with Celtic in his playing career – has been linked with becoming the head of recruitment at Aberdeen. He has now left the English Football League club to take on a new challenge elsewhere.

Tommy Johnson of Gillingham in action

Former Celtic man Tommy Johnson could return to Scotland. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

A statement reads: “Blackpool Football Club can confirm that Tommy Johnson has left his position as Head of Recruitment. Johnson joined the Seasiders in a very defined role in October 2019, which formed part of a setup that helped to identify, monitor and sign players for the first-team.

“However, in line with John Stephenson’s appointment as Head of Football Operations and a restructuring that has followed, the 50-year-old will depart Bloomfield Road this summer to pursue other opportunities. The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Tommy for all his efforts during his time here and wish him the very best of luck.”

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