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Celtic's private jet efforts to bring back Henrik Larsson as manager revealed

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has been backed to succeed in management.

Celtic's efforts to try and convince Henrik Larsson to take over as manager have been disclosed by SkySports.

Helsingborgs goalkeeping coach Daniel Anderson works under Larsson at the Swedish side, and was speaking to Dev Trehan about the legend's aptitude for management.

He said: "When you consider that last year Celtic took a private jet and flew over to Sweden to try and convince him to come to Celtic I think that says it all really.

“Everyone knows how he is thought of at Celtic.

"It's quite obvious that he is going places even as a coach. I would be very surprised if he is not contacted by some of the bigger clubs in Europe in the near future."

The season in Sweden has only recently begun earlier this April, but after three games Larsson's Helsingborgs remain unbeaten.

His decision to rebuff Celtic's advances can only have been good for both parties the way it turned out. Celtic hired another Scandinavian, Norwegian boss Ronny Deila who has already led the team to one trophy this season and could land up with another two before the season is over.

Larsson meanwhile is gaining experience, and knows just how big the job at Celtic is. With a legacy as one of the club's greatest players in their modern history, the last thing he would have wanted would be to taint it by taking on too much too soon.

If he can continue his managerial career and start really proving himself a winner at Helsingborgs then it is more than likely that one day in the future the Celtic role will be offered to him once again.


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