Scottish Premiership rivals Hibs have been linked with a return for Rangers scout John Park as they step up their pursuit of a Director of Football.

The ex-Celtic recruitment guru – who is credited with the signings of Virgil van Dijk, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele at Parkhead – joined Rangers in the summer as the club look to rebuild the squad.

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Whilst this summer’s signings have not hit the heights expected amid a run of injuries in the Ibrox squad, Rangers are still to see the best from several players signed during the reign of John Park, including Ridvan Yilmaz, Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo.

But the Scottish Sun are now claiming that the scout might’ve left the club by the time these stars even play again for Rangers with Hibs looking at John Park to fill their Director of Football role.

John Park linked with Hibs move

The Hibees have previously announced they are on the hunt to follow Rangers’ Director of Football model, with John Park theoretically taking up the same role at Easter Road as Ross Wilson does at Ibrox.

Having worked as Academy Director at Hibs for nine years before heading to Celtic in 2007, John Park is well aware of the Edinburgh club and the links will be of interest to Rangers supporters.

John Park has also had experience with Vancouver Whitecaps, Maccabi Tel Avi, Legia Warsaw and Blackburn Rovers before joining Rangers in controversial circumstances in the summer.

Given the 64-year-old’s previous relationship and success with Celtic, the Rangers switch in the summer certainly raised a few eyebrows given that it’s not so often in football people cross the Old Firm divide.

But if Hibs’ do move for John Park then his Rangers stint could prove short-lived but according to the report it will take a substantial financial offer, and assurances over transfers, before the recruitment guru would consider the switch.

Meanwhile, here’s why Todd Cantwell is a 50-year first at Ibrox after signing on Rangers.

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