Larsson keen on Bhoys reunion

Celtic legend keen to join club's backroom staff

Larsson: Eyes Celtic return

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Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has confirmed he is keen to return to Parkhead, possibly as manager.

The Swedish striker, who won 106 caps for his country, is poised to retire from international football and could return to Scotland to study for his Uefa badges.

Larsson spent seven successful years with Celtic, scoring a whopping 242 goals between 1997 and 2004 before joining Primera Liga giants Barcelona.

The 38-year-old has confirmed he is in regular contact with the SPL outfit, however, the subject of aiding the club in a coaching capacity has not been brought up in conversation.

Larsson has confirmed his interest in managing and that returning to Scotland is inevitable at some point down the line.

Talks

"I've not spoken to Celtic about this, but I speak to the club regularly," stated Larsson. "Everyone knows what my feelings are for the club.

"Hopefully, something will come up in the future but we'll just have to wait and see. I will go to Scotland sooner or later.

"If I should become a head coach, my ambition is to be the best I can be. That means I will have to leave Sweden."

Licence

Larsson is against taking the relevant qualifications in his homeland as their programme covers a wide range of subjects while the striker would prefer to focus on improving players' skills.

The Scottish Football Association programme allows senior professionals with at least five years' experience to skip the introductory stages and begin with the Uefa B licence.

He added: "I have gained a lot of experience over the years and I feel I'm on the right track to become a coach, but studying in the Swedish FA system doesn't interest me.

"Why should I learn everything from training boys to treating injuries? I would much rather get down to studying real coaching methods."