Park Appointed Director of Football at Falkirk

There will be no Celtic reunion for John Park after the former head of recruitment was confirmed as Football Director at Falkirk FC.

Falkirk have today announced a plan for financial restructure that seeks to boost the club from League 1 all the way through the divisions back to the Premiership. This move involves a seven-figure sum being
invested by English businessman Mark Campbell.

The announcement means that ex Celtic man will be head of recruitment and handle negotiations for the club, who seek to reinvest in playing staff. Falkirk are still suffering from the backlash of their humiliating relegation from the Championship last season.

Ray McKinnon will be thankful for John Park’s influence, with the feathers of Virgil Van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Fraser Forster in his cap.

Park told the Falkirk website: “I am looking forward to working with the football management team and revitalising the development of talented young players to come through the first team, as Falkirk has been well-recognised for in the past. Youth Development will be an essential part of the Club’s future.”

Park was speculated to return to Celtic this summer; however this turned out to be inaccurate with the appointment of Nick Hammond – West Brom’s former Technical Director.

Meanwhile Brendan Rodgers signing Jack Hendry could be heading to Hull City for a season long loan. The former Dundee man, who broke into the Scotland team after his £1.2million move Celtic, appears not to be in Neil Lennon’s plans.

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