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HERO’S RETURN: FURTHER TALKS

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HENRIK LARSSON will have further talks over the vacant manager’s position at Southend United, as CQN reported.

The Celtic legend is poised to move back to Britain and the English League One club’s chairman Ron Martin admitted there will be more dialogue in the coming days.

Larsson was an interested spectator as he watched from the stand as the side, under the guidance of caretaker boss Gary Waddock, beat MK Dons 1-0 on Saturday.

The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving as gaffer of homeland outfit Helsingborg a month ago after receiving verbal abuse following a shock Cup defeat to minnows Oskarshamn.

And Martin revealed the Swedish icon, who scored 242 goals in 315 games for the Hoops, is high on his short-list to replace Kevin Bond.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, he said: “Having Henrik Larsson join us on Saturday was simply part of the continuing interview process.

“I have a number of people to see this week and shall also be talking further with Henrik.

“This necessary due diligence to find the best option for the club is also not a negative reflection on Gary Waddock who is, in any event, well placed to influence our thinking.

“The team under his guidance did excellently against MK Dons.

“Whilst it is possible I am, nevertheless, doubtful a decision will be made, and implemented, by the weekend.”

 
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