Henrik Larsson reveals he was close to being appointed Celtic FC manager

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Legendary striker Henrik Larsson has revealed that he was offered the job of Celtic manager following the sacking of Neil Lennon in 2014.

Larsson is a legendary figure at Celtic after spending seven successful years with the Hoops, during which time the Swede scored a sensational 242 goals in just 313 appearances.

This fantastic record has given Larsson a cult status at Celtic Park and it has now been revealed that the Swede even had an opportunity to return to Parkhead as a manager.

In a recent interview with BT Sports, Larsson revealed that he was approached for the Celtic job after the role of manager was vacated by Neil Lennon in 2014 but he rejected the approach as he felt that the time was not right.

He said, “Yes. Let’s just say it wasn’t the right time.  I would love to manage in Britain. I think it’s where my managing skills would suit a lot better than in Sweden. Looking at myself now, I’m 46 years old. That’s still young for a manager.”

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