By Danny Wright
Legendary striker Henrik Larsson has stunningly revealed that he was once offered the chance to become the Celtic manager.
Larsson, 46, wrote himself into the history books during his seven-year-long stay at Parkhead, scoring a brilliant 242 goals in 315 matches to become widely hailed as the ‘King of Kings’ by fans.
The former Sweden international also went on to play for Barcelona and Manchester United before retiring as one of the greatest European strikers in modern history.
Since retiring, Larsson has dipped his toes into management in Sweden with Falkenberg and Helsinborg, but has been out of work for over a year.
Now, the Parkhead hero has revealed that he was in fact offered the chance to return to Celtic as manager, and although he says he came to agreement that the time wasn’t right, he would still like to have his chance in British football.
“Yes,” said Larsson, when asked by former team-mate Chris Sutton if he has even been offered the Bhoys job, as shown on Scottish Football Extra on BT Sport 1 on Saturday.
“Lets just say we agreed it wasn’t the right time.
“I would love to manage in Britain, I think that here is where my managing skills would suit a lot better than it does in Sweden.”
Larsson won four Scottish league titles during his time with the Hoops, including a domestic treble in 2001 and helping the Glasgow side reach the 2003 UEFA Cup final.
After leaving, he went on to win the biggest competition of them all with Barcelona as they lifted the 2006 Champions League.
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