Former Hearts and Livingston manager John McGlynn is back in football after being appointed first-team scout at Celtic.

The respected coach has succeeded Peter Houston in the position which is lain vacant since the one-time Dundee United manager returned to the dugout at Falkirk last summer.

McGlynn will be tasked with putting together a dossier of signing prospects for manager Ronny Deila and has wasted no time in getting down to work after being dispatched to mainland Europe at the weekend to cast his eye over potential recruits.

The 53-year-old left Livingston, whom he guided to April's Petrofac Training Cup final, by mutual consent in December following 15 months at the helm.

Despite also leading Hearts to the 2013 League Cup final, McGlynn lost his job at Tynecastle in February that year after eight months in the post.

McGlynn had served as youth coach, first team coach and assistant manager at Hearts prior to taking his first steps into management with Raith Rovers in 2006.