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Southend United: Links with Celtic legend Henrik Larsson do little to impress fans

Southend United: Links with Celtic legend Henrik Larsson do little to impress fans

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has been linked with the manager’s job at Southend United and is very much under consideration according to chairman, Ron Martin via BBC Sport.


Larsson has attended their last two games, as noted by BBC Sport, and seems very interested in taking over the vacancy with Martin confirming Larsson has travelled to Stockholm to “meet potential backroom staff”.

The former Celtic captain has experienced mixed fortunes as a manager so far, winning 1.43 points per game with Landskrona but enduring a torrid time with Helsingborg during which the club was relegated to the second tier of Swedish football. Larsson did, in fact, take the reins at his former club again in June this year, only to leave a couple of months later due to threats received on social media.

Larsson had been linked with the Celtic vacancy following the sacking of Ronny Deila in 2016, including an endorsement from former Parkhead team-mate Stiliyan Petrov, as reported in The Herald at the time, but he lost out to Brendan Rodgers.

Some Southend fans reacted on Twitter and it’s safe to say he isn’t held in as high a regard as he is by those of a green and white persuasion.


A rather damning indictment of the rumour is this Twitter poll of Southend fans, some not sure that the timing is right for someone with no managerial experience of League One.

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