HENRIK LARSSON says he’s ready to get back into management 15 months after the disappointment of relegation with Helsinborg.
The Celtic legend’s tenure at Helsingborgs came to a less than ideal end when fans tried to get onto the pitch to attack his players – one of them his son Jordan. The pictures of Henrik ready to fight off the fans who once sang his name went all across the net.
Speaking about that night to The Independent – the Swede has put the whole thing behind him.
“It wasn’t the best way to part from the supporters, but that’s the way it is,” Larsson says.
“It’s history. I haven’t been back and I don’t think I’ll ever come back to the club. I wasn’t happy with everything that happened that night but for me it’s over and done with
The man who made his name outside Sweden is looking to do the same again with regards to management.
Larsson feels ready to take on a new adventure outside the bubble of Sweden and believes he is a better manager for all his experiences to this point.
“I want to go out into management and that means Europe. I’ve tried managing in Sweden now with three clubs. With two clubs I’ve done all right. With Helsingborg I’m not sitting here saying I did everything right, but I didn’t do everything wrong either.”
Where does he see himself a few years down the line? “In England, somewhere. I want to be at a big team, in the big leagues again. I understand that I have to prove myself as a manager. I think I have the potential, I have a lot of knowledge to share, and I think I’m well equipped to translate my thoughts to the players. Time will tell.”
People touting Larsson for the Celtic job at some point down the line should always be wary of what happened at Helsingborgs. Saying that, if the job becomes available someway down the line – I think Henrik would find it hard to turn it down.