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Peter Lawwell would live in a dream land if the Celtic CEO brought Henrik Larsson back to Parkhead to replace Neil Lennon.
Which is the word?
According to the Glasgow Times, Larsson is among the candidates in the race to replace Lennon in case Lawwell and majority owner Dermot Desmond call the time of the Irish Lennoxtown’s term.
The Hoops sit 13 points behind Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Premiership standings as their streak of monotonous results continued with a 1-1 draw at home to St. Louis. Johnstone on Sunday, causing further damage to lingering hopes of claiming his 10th straight title.
Should Celtic hire Larsson to succeed Lennon?
Yes he would be perfect
No it’s not good enough
Lennon was gives new guarantees that his position is secure Sunday night, even though he now boasts two wins in Celtic’s last 12 games in all competitions, having pleaded with the board for more time after the fans descended again at Parkhead to make sure their voices can be heard.
Desmond too i talk to lennon last week and promised the player under pressure will have a chance to save Celtic’s season before more crucial talks take place on Sunday.
But managers are being touted left, right and center to eventually replace Lennon if he can’t stop the rot, with Larsson among them if Lawwell can drive the hero of the Hoops away from FC Barcelona.
Larsson is currently Ronald Koeman’s right-hand man at the Camp Nou after his own unfortunate stints in his native Sweden with Landskrona Bols, Falkenbergs FF and Helsingborgs IF over the years.
Heading to disaster
As Larsson returns to Parkhead, the scene from four Premier League wins For the former Barcelona, Manchester United and Celtic striker, it would be a romantic idea for fans to cling to in a time of crisis, Lawwell would be setting the Hoops up for further disaster by naming the 49-year-old.
Larsson has not held a managerial position since his second term in charge of Helsingborgs quickly ended in August 2019, just two months into his tenure, after guiding the club to a mere two wins in nine games that saw Olympia natives keep only two clean sheets.
Koeman’s number two also did not enjoy a modicum of success during his first stint with Helsingborgs between 2015 and 2017, as he was in charge as Di Roe. relegated of the Allsvenskan.
Lawwell appointing Larsson to take over Celtic would only serve to see the Hoops CEO throw a club legend into the fire, let alone offer him a baptism of fire, in a manner similar to Alan Shearer’s time in charge at Newcastle United. in 2009 when his eight game reign could not prevent relegation from the Premier League.
Filippo Inzaghi was also in charge of AC Milan, with the iconic Rossoneri striker just winning 14 of his 40 games en route to a 10th place in Serie A, his worst in 17 years – and now resides with Benevento Calcio in the second division of Italian football.
A similar future would likely be at stake for Larsson if he were to return to Parkhead this winter, so if he has any common sense, he would reject the possibility of a Lennoxtown homecoming if Lawwell is naive enough to offer one.
And in other news, Peter Lawwell can invoke shadows of Scott Sinclair by signing a £ 20 million “phenomenal” wonder for Celtic.