Former Celtic striker Tommy Johnson has been lined up to become head of recruitment at Aberdeen as a potential return to Scottish football is suggested (DM).

Russ Richardson left the role at Aberdeen last month following an extensive review of the Pittodrie club’s structure. Johnson featured for Celtic and Kilmarnock during his playing career and was named head of recruitment at Blackpool in 2019, a position he still holds at the English Championship side.

Tommy Johnson

Johnson was with Celtic in his playing career. (Michael Cooper /Allsport)

Ironically, Johnson scored the winning goal as Aberdeen were defeated by Celtic in the 2000 Scottish League Cup final, while also winning a treble in Glasgow during the 2000/01 season.

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass welcomed American international Christian Ramirez and Scotland centre-back Declan Gallagher into his squad this week as he puts the finishing touches on his Pittodrie team. Glass said of his summer recruitment (Red TV): “At the moment, it’s close to being finished.

 

“It’s important that we remember the amount of players that we’ve brought in. If you look at it in isolation and think we’ve announced Christian and Declan this week. If we announced all the signings we have made today, everybody would be buzzing with it. The players we have added are quality.”

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