Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish is hoping that fellow icon Henrik Larsson will have the opportunity to manage another club in the future, The Sunday Post report.

Larsson has had spells managing three sides in his homeland Sweden – Landskrona, Falkenberg and Helsingborgs.

However, with no real success there he hasn’t found the right job abroad, though has recently tried to get himself re-involved with English football.


BBC Sport reported back in September 2019 that he had been in discussions about taking charge of Southend United, who were in League One.

Ultimately that would fall through as a result of former teammate Tommy Johnson, set to be his assistant, accepting a job offer elsewhere (The Glasgow Times).

Dalglish chose to devote his weekly column to Larsson, praising the player for speaking out about mental health issues on The Lockdown Podcast last week.

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The former Liverpool boss would then go on to endorse the Swede’s potential return to management, hoping that he finds the right chance.

As quoted by The Sunday Post, Dalglish said: “We’ll see if there is more to come from Henrik, and I hope he gets an opportunity.

“Players will respond to him and learn from him. You then need to hope that they turn that into victories on match day.

“Whether it’s Scotland, England, Holland or Spain, in Henrik the club and board will be getting a first-class person with the right work ethic and values in life. As I said, he is just a normal boy, who was outstanding at his job.

“Finding the right club is vital, of course, and a chairman you can have a solid relationship with is also highly beneficial. I hope Henrik finds what he is looking for. He deserves a chance, for sure.”

Henrik Larsson was a famous Celtic number 7

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson / (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Given his reputation at Celtic, fans will always have an interest in Larsson’s next career move.

If it occurs in Scottish or English football, that interest will only be intensified.

Because he was such a great player, there have been hopes that the Hoops favourite would find similar success as a coach and his name has even been linked to Celtic job opportunities in the past.

Similar to Dalglish, I too hope he finds the right chance at the right club and gets to show what he’s made of on these shores.

It would be a compelling continuation of his iconic status in British football.

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