John McGlynn

Pro Licensed Manager, Coach & Scout

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A UEFA Pro licensed football manager and current First Team Scouting Analyst for Hearts, John has consistently demonstrated excellent organisational skills, a meticulous attention to detail, man management ability and the desire to embrace new challenges.

John is able to earn respect from those he works with through his strong track record in the game combined with his honesty, reliability, personal integrity and proven leadership ability.

A highly professional individual, John is focused on fully developing not only himself but those around him, and has the dedication required to successfully ensure young players progress to their maximum potential.
John McGlynn


  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    Pro Licence

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

Career History

  • Celtic FC

    Celtic FC
    First Team Scouting Analyst
    2015 – Present

  • Livingston FC

    Livingston FC
    First Team Manager
    2013 – 2014

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    First Team Manager
    2012 – 2013

  • Raith Rovers FC

    Raith Rovers FC
    First Team Manager
    2006 – 2012

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Assistant / Interim Manager
    2005 – 2006

  • Heart of Midlothian FC

    Heart of Midlothian FC
    Youth / Reserve Team Coach
    1995 – 2006

Key Achievements

  • Currently playing a key role in Celtic FC’s first team player identification, recruitment and opposition analysis for SPFL, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League fixtures
  • Won the 2011 PFA Scotland Manager of the Year, 2009 SFL 2nd Division Manager of the Year, and December 2013 Scottish Championship Manager of the Month awards
  • Won the 2006 Scottish Cup, finished 2nd in the SPL and qualified for the UEFA Champions League with Hearts in a hugely successful 2005/06 season, the first time since 1995 that a club outside the Old Firm had finished in the top two
  • Led Hearts to the 2013 Scottish League Cup final and managed the team in their UEFA Europa League qualifiers against Liverpool
  • Won the SFL 2nd Division in 2009 with Raith Rovers to seal promotion to the 1st Division (Scottish Championship)
  • Appointed at Livingtson with the club bottom of the league with one point from four games before finishing 6th
  • Developed and sold one Livingston player to QPR and two players to Sheffield United for combined fees of £350,000 plus add-ons
  • Recruited nine new players to Livingston at the start of the 2014/15 campaign before winning three out of five of the opening games and reaching the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup, beating current Championship leaders Hearts 4-1 in the second round
  • Won the 2000/01 U18 Scottish Youth League, the 2000 SFA Youth Cup and 2004 U16 Milk Cup with Hearts

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