Ex-Celtic hero Henrik Larsson reportedly wanted at Southend United

Henrik Larsson during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson could be heading to Southend United.

Henrik Larsson during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

According to the Daily Mail, Southend United have targeted Henrik Larsson to become their new manager after Kevin Bond's departure.

Earlier this month, Bond resigned from his post after a dismal start to the season, in which his side lost their first six games of the season.

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Gary Waddock has taken temporary charge of the team, picking up one point from two games in charge, but Southend may well look elsewhere for a permanent manager.

 

It's claimed that the Shrimpers now want a big-name appointment in Henrik Larsson, who quit his post as Helsingborg manager just last month, having only been appointed in June.

The 47-year-old resigned citing abuse from fans as the reason for his exit from his hometown club, and he'll be looking to get back into management elsewhere.

His record as a manager with the likes of Landskrona, Falkenberg and his first spell with Helsingborg isn't exactly stellar, but Southend may feel that a big-name arrival can give them a boost.

Ex-Celtic player Henrik Larsson looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Celtic and Juventus at Celtic Park Stadium on February 12, 2013 in Glasgow,...

Celtic fans wanted Larsson back at the club as a part of Neil Lennon's staff at Parkhead, but that seemingly won't be happening, though he would be joining a former Bhoys misfit at Southend.

Ex-Celtic defender Andre Blackman – who joined the Bhoys eight years ago and made just three appearances for the club – is currently at Southend, and Larsson may well end up managing the former Celtic youngster at Roots Hall.

Andre Blackman of Celtic in action during the Adam Drury Testimonial Match between Norwich City and Celtic at Carrow Road on May 22, 2012 in Norwich, England.

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