Report: John Park could return to Celtic to replace Leicester-linked Lee Congerton

Celtic's new interim manager Neil Lennon is unveiled at Celtic Park on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic could reportedly welcome former recruitment chief John Park back to Glasgow.

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

John Park could be set for a shock return to Celtic with the club’s current head of recruitment Lee Congerton expected to leave, as reported by the Express (15 March, page 61).

Congerton has been Celtic’s Head of Recruitment since 2017 but hardly won over the majority of fans with the critics pointing to a number of high profile failures, namely the seldom-seen centre-back Marvin Compper.

 

It seems that he could now be on his way out, having been linked with a move to Leicester City where he would link up with Brendan Rodgers for the first time, as reported by the Sun (5 March, page 51).

Congerton (below, second from left) would replace Eduardo Macia, who confirmed his departure from the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Sunderland chairman Ellis Short (C) with Sporting Lee Congerton (L) and manager Gus Poyet (R) during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Sunderland U21 and Liverpool U21 at...

The Express is now claiming that Park could be offered a return to Glasgow. The experienced scout left Celtic in 2016 with his head held high, having been instrumental in the inspired signings of Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and co.

Interestingly, this would see Park reunite with Neil Lennon, who returned as Celtic’s interim boss in February.

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic acknowledges the fans following the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in Edinburgh,...

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