Celtic legend cools talk of amazing comeback

Henrik Larsson would not be drawn on speculation that he could replace outgoing manager Ronny Deila at Parkhead.

The Celtic legend is currently manager of Swedish side Helsingborgs and is adamant his focus is on his current club rather than the managerial situation at the side where he scored over 200 goals.

Speaking to STV, he said:

“I’m the manager of Helsingborgs… that’s what my focus is on. There’s no point to me speculating on anything like that – I’m focusing on the Helsinborgs job. My contract here is until the winter of 2017.”

The 44 year old spent two spells as a player at Helsingborgs – 15 years apart – between 1992 and 1993 & 2006 and 2009, and he was appointed manager in 2015.

They have had a difficult start to the season in Sweden’s Allsvenskan, and after four matches Larsson’s side have only four points – one win, one draw and two defeats.

His last match saw them get their first win of the season against Falkenberg in a 3-1 victory.

Larsson is only in his second season in charge at Helsingborgs and with a contract until 2017, it remains to be seen if he could be convinced that a move to Celtic at this stage of his managerial career is right for him.