Former Celtic scout joins Rangers

Former Celtic scout joins Rangers

Celtic's former recruitment chief John Park has joined Rangers in a senior scouting role.

The 64-year-old has begun work at Ibrox following his most recent role at Blackburn in the Sky Bet Championship.

He spent nine years in Glasgow between 2007-16 and helped identify Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Foster, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele.

Park moved to Sunderland in 2016 after Brendan Rodgers took charge at Celtic and brought in Lee Congerton to oversee transfer dealings at the club.

The recruitment specialist worked with Tony Mowbray at Blackburn Rovers last term and helped rebuild the Ewood Park side into Championship play-off contenders before leaving at the end of last season.