Former Celtic recruiting chief John Park has joined the Rangers in a senior position as a researcher.
The 64-year-old has began working at Ibrox after his most up-to-date position at Blackburn within the Sky Wager Championship.
He spent 9 years in Glasgow between 2007-16 and helped determine Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Foster, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele.
Park moved to Sunderland in 2016, after Brendan Rodgers took over at Celtic and introduced in Lee Congerton to supervise the membership’s switch transactions.
The recruiter labored with Tony Mowbray at Blackburn Rovers final quarter and helped rebuild the Ewood Park group within the playoffs earlier than leaving on the finish of final season.
It’s understood that Park has an excellent relationship with sporting director Ross Wilson and it’s hoped that he might help the membership of their participant change mannequin by shopping for gamers earlier than promoting for revenue.
Andy Scoulding, the present head of recruitment, is because of be part of Spurs, however Park won’t substitute him straight.
Boyd: The Rangers want to start out bringing in gamers
Kris Boyd just isn’t apprehensive about Rangers’ lack of summer season signings to this point, however says his concern will improve if new gamers don’t arrive at Ibrox quickly.
“There isn’t any doubt that Rangers should entice gamers. With Diallo, Ramsey and Balogun all leaving, the group is certainly weaker by way of numbers, in order that they should herald a couple of gamers.
“The fact is that Rangers have quite a few gamers popping out of the contract subsequent season and it is vitally unlikely that they are going to have the ability to preserve all of them.
“The fact is that the Rangers need to make a couple of gross sales this summer season, in order that the gamers do not depart subsequent season in useless.
“I do not suppose the Rangers are ready to show round and let individuals take their gamers.
“Behind the membership there may be clearly funds that Rangers can negotiate with the groups now and it’s not a case the place the groups will simply name and say that there’s a suggestion and we are going to take your participant.”
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