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Henrik Larsson linked with Blackburn job

Henrik Larsson is set to leave Landskrona and has been linked with Blackburn. Picture: Getty

Henrik Larsson is set to leave Landskrona and has been linked with Blackburn. Picture: Getty

CELTIC legend Henrik Larsson has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Blackburn Rovers.

Steve Kean resigned last week, claiming his position had become “untenable” at the Championship side.

Larsson, who scored 174 goals for Celtic between 1997 and 2004, took his first coaching job at the second tier club Landskrona BoIS in his native Sweden in 2009.

The former Barcelona star has emerged as a candidate after telling Landskrona of his intention not to renew his contract when their domestic season ends next month.

Larsson, 41, is thought to prefer a return to British football, with an ambitious Championship club the most likely option.

Blackburn’s Indian owners Venky’s are looking for a high profile appointment after having an official approach for Spurs’ technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood turned down.

The Lancashire club currently sit in fourth place in the Championship, but the new manager will be under huge pressure to win promotion at the first attempt following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

If Larsson, who already has his full Uefa Pro Licence, does replace Kean, it could fuel rumours of a return to Celtic in the future, where he is still idolised by the Parkhead fans.

 

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