John Park to become Football Director at Falkirk

By Hamish Carton

July 26, 2019

Former Celtic scout John Park will be returning to Scottish football – as Football Director at Falkirk.

The League One side announced the move as part of a new “multi-million pound investment” in the club. English businessman Mark 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.

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And Park will be a big part of things at the Falkirk Stadium after netting a neat new gig.

The club say that he will have funds to improve the playing squad at the club, as early as this window.

John Park has avoided Celtic date

Earlier in the week, we told you how Park could be about to plot Celtic’s downfall in the Champions League. The Scotsman was a football consultant for potential upcoming opponents Maccabi Tel Aviv.

While he could still offer the Israelis advice, that looks less likely given his new role.

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Park spent ten years at Celtic, leaving in 2016 when Brendan Rodgers came to the club. He helped to bring in the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama and was regarded a real success, despite some failures at the opposite end of the spectrum.

His move to Falkirk will likely be seen as a coup for the League One club who are clearly trying to force their way back up the leagues.