Celtic hero Henrik Larsson has revealed in an interview with Chris Sutton that he was offered the managerial position back in 2015, but wasn’t convinced to take up the proposition.
The Swede scored a whopping 242 goals in just over 300 appearances for the Bhoys and stopped Rangers from winning their tenth league title in a role, firmly cementing himself in Celtic history and in fans hearts.
Larsson has recently revealed to former Hoops player, Chris Sutton, that he was offered the job as manager.
Speaking to Chris, for the Daily Mail, Henrik said: “I was offered the Celtic job once, around 2015. I was manager of Falkenberg.
“I had a meeting with the owner and another member of the board, and they wanted me.
“But I saw some things. I asked them a few questions about different things and I wasn’t really pleased with the answers I got.”
Larsson has since went on to manage Swedish teams including Landskrona Bols and Helsingbord.
The latter ending badly after him and his son Jordan, where attacked by fans after losing a play-off match. After this, Larsson decided to leave the club at the end of the season.
He was recently linked with Southend United, however talks collapsed after his assistant Tommy Johnson accepted another offer.
Larsson has spoke in the past about coming back to Celtic, speaking to the BBC back in 2009, the Swede said: “I talk a lot with Celtic, although nothing is happening at the moment.”
“Everyone knows what my feelings are for the club. I will go to Scotland sooner or later.”
While this was ten years ago, Celts would welcome the King of Kings back with open arms and since his Southend job fell through we could see him come back in a coaching position.
Something I am sure fans would love to see.