Chris Sutton names a box office managerial candidate for Celtic

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Chris Sutton suggests that Celtic fans would love to see Henrik Larsson as the new manager.

Chris Sutton has claimed in The Daily Record that appointing Henrik Larsson as the Celtic manager would be a massive hit among the fans.

Ronny Deila is in charge of the Scottish Premiership giants at the moment, but disappointing results and performances this season have put him under pressure.

Former Celtic striker Sutton believes that making Larsson as the new manager would be a huge hit among the supporters.

“Henrik Larsson would be a box office appointment that would be guaranteed to get bums back on the empty seats and there would be a feelgood factor surrounding his return,” the Englishman wrote in The Daily Record.

“People may point to his relative inexperience and say that he’d be a left field appointment but so was Ronny, so why not? Celtic need a spark from somewhere. Henrik would provide that and then some.”

Larsson is a Celtic legend and is hugely popular among the fans of the Glasgow giants.

The former Sweden international striker played for the Bhoys from 1997 to 2004, winning the league title four times, the Scottish Cup twice and the Scottish League Cup on two occasions.

The 44-year-old is in charge of Swedish outfit Helsingborgs IF at the moment, and he would indeed be a blockbuster managerial appointment for Celtic.

Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 66 points from 29 matches. The Glasgow giants are just a point ahead of second-placed Aberdeen and have a game in hand.

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