Return of John Park would all but confirm Neil Lennon as Celtic manager

By John Reid

March 16, 2019

Neil Lennon might have provided a clue to the identity of the next permanent Celtic manager. The interim Hoops boss has refused to rule out the return of former scout John Park to the club.

When discussing the role played by Park in bringing players to Celtic in the past and a potential return to the club, Lennon told the Scottish Sun “He did alright. He didn’t do badly. It’s a case of maybe watching this space.”

Doubts remain about future of key man

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Park has returned to the spotlight as doubts remain about the future of currents Hoops head of recruitment Lee Congerton.

Leicester City’s previous head of recruitment Eduardo Macia has left the club, as a result you would have to imagine Congerton will be in the frame to join his old boss Brendan Rodgers in the Premier League.

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Should Park return to Celtic, it could well be a sign that Neil Lennon is set to be named as permanent Hoops boss.

Duo worked well in the past

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The duo worked well at Celtic in the past. Park helped to sign the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Gary Hooper in Lennon’s first spell as Hoops manager.

Therefore, it would not be much of a shock to see Park’s return followed by Lennon’s appointment as permanent boss.

The announcement might not be made until the Hoops clinch the league title. But it is certainly something worth keeping an eye on.