PETER HOUSTON has returned to Celtic in a scouting role.

The former Dundee United and Falkirk manager previously worked alongside Neil Lennon during the Irishman’s first spell in charge at Parkhead.

Sixty-year-old Houston was invited back to the eight-in-a-row champions after ex-boss Brendan Rodgers lured club analyst Jack Lyons to Leicester City earlier in the week. Lennon moved swiftly to recall a trusted ally.

The experienced former Scotland Under-21 international No.2 will take over the task of watching opposition and providing detailed information for Lennon and his assistant John Kennedy.

With the Hoops 5-0 ahead against Nomme Kalju in the second round Champions League qualifier before Tuesday’s return tie in Estonia, one of Houston’s first tasks is likely to be taking in the Maccabi Tel Aviv v Cluj game in Israel on the same day.

The Romanians are leading 1-0 from the first leg and the victors of the tie will face Lennon’s side at the third qualifying hurdle.

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