A recent development involving a Celtic legend brought back memories of what could have been a dreadful decision.
Some people might have forgotten this, but Hoops icon Henrik Larsson was once offered the managers’ job at Celtic Park.
He was offered the job in 2014 after the departure of Neil Lennon, but as he revealed last year, as reported by the Scotsman, the ‘time wasn’t right’.
The Hoops went on to appoint Ronny Deila, but in retrospect it would have been sheer folly to appoint Larsson as the manager.
He lost his job at his home town team Helsingborg in 2016 after they were relegated, and he most recently turned down the chance to manage Livingston in the Scottish Premiership, as reported by the Daily Record.
Larsson just doesn’t seem to be cut out to be a manager, and the fact that he hasn’t had a managerial job since 2016 says quite a lot.
It doesn’t always work out when a legend returns to manage a club, just look at Ally McCoist and the troubles he had at Rangers for example.
No doubt some of the romantics out there would love to see Larsson return to the Hoops as manager one day, but the fact that he can only get offers from probable Scottish Premiership relegation candidates is significant.
When Brendan Rodgers leaves the Hoops, there should not be a demand for Larsson to become the next Hoops manager, as he just doesn’t seem to have what it takes.
In other Celtic news, Davie Hay has given his verdict on two recent Hoops departures