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Henrik Larsson appointed manager of Helsingborg

November 10, 2014

HELSINGBORG, Sweden (AP) — Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has been appointed manager of Helsingborg in the Swedish league.

The announcement was made at news conference on Monday.

Larsson, 43, started coaching smaller teams in Sweden after retiring as a player in 2009. Most recently he coached top-flight debutant Falkenberg.

Widely considered as one of Sweden’s greatest footballers, Larsson started and finished his high-level career in Helsingborg. In between, he played for Feyenoord, Celtic and Barcelona. He also joined Manchester United on a three-month loan in 2007.

Helsingborg has not placed better than fifth since winning the Swedish league in 2011. The team finished a disappointing ninth in the recently ended 2014 season, 23 points behind winner Malmo.

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