Celtic manager Neil Lennon has not ruled out a Celtic Park return for former chief scout John Park, saying speculation surrounding his appointment is a case of ‘watching this space’, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The former Hoops employee was linked with a return to the club earlier this week as a potential replacement for Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton.
Congerton is widely reported to be on the verge of a Hoops exit after the departure of close colleague Brendan Rodgers last month.
Park left Celtic Park in 2016 but had a variety of signing successes during a long spell at the club and has worked with Lennon before.
The arrival of stars such as Gary Hooper, Moussa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Virgil van Dijk have all happened on his watch.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said of a potential return:
He did alright. He didn’t do badly.
Lee is here, I’m working with Lee and it’s business as usual. I know there’s a lot of speculation surrounding Lee. We had a meeting 10 days ago, and he was full on.
It’s a case of maybe watching this space. If he does move on I’m sure there will be a lot of candidates the club have in mind to take over.
Park’s return would certainly be interesting and perhaps point to the club looking to put together the team that brought so much success to the club during Lennon’s first spell as manager.
Some fans may see all these moves from the board as a step back, although it could also be argued that they are bringing a familiar solidity back to the structure at Celtic Park that could ensure we win ten league titles in a row.
How will it all play out? As Lennon says, watch this space.