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LARSSON QUITS OVER ‘VERBAL INSULTS’

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FORMER Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has quit as manager of Helsingborg – after only TWO MONTHS in charge.

The Hoops legend, 47, revealed he felt he had to resign over “verbal insults” he had received.

Chairman Krister Azelius has announced the  club will launch an investigation into the circumstances that ultimately led to Larsson walking away.

According  to a report in the Evening Times, he told Swedish media: “It is extremely sad that it should be this way.

“We take a serious look at the insults and we’ll get to the bottom of it.

“Everyone who works in Helsingborg IF always does the best for the club. The assignment Henrik was given was to keep the team in the Allsvenskan.

“When he took over the team sat in the negative qualifying spot and right now we are in 12th place and two points above the negative qualifying place.

“Based on where we stand now, he has completed the assignment.”

Larsson was in charge for just eight games during his second spell as boss at the club.

Previously, he resigned when he and his son, Jordan, were involved in an altercation with furious fans after the team’s relegation from the top flight in 2016.

Helsingborg are currently 12th in the Allsvenska, Sweden’s first tier, just above relegation places.

Larsson made his senior debut at the club before going on to play for Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona and Manchester United.

The Parkhead great, who cost a bargain £650,000 from the Dutch outfit in July 1997, claimed 242 goals in 315 games for the Bhoys and was top scorer in the league for five of the six seasons he was in Glasgow.

 

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