Former Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson ‘set to take charge at League One Southend United with ex-Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt as No 2’
- Southend chairman Ron Martin revealed an appointment is close to being made
- Larsson, 48, who has watched Blues twice this season, is now the firm favourite
- Kuyt and Celtic forward Tommy Johnson also expected to join new set up
Former Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson and ex-Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt are in line to take charge at League One Southend United.
Blues chairman Ron Martin revealed in a club statement on Friday that an appointment is close to being made.
And Larsson, 48, who has watched Blues twice this season, is now the firm favourite to be the next manager with Kuyt as his No 2, according to local reports.
Henrik Larsson has watched Southend twice this season and is poised to be the next manager
Celtic forward Tommy Johnson is also expected to join the new look set up.
Larsson was not at Roots Hall on Saturday to see Southend lose 4-1 at home to AFC Wimbledon – a result that leaves the side in 22nd in the table.
Larsson’s last job was with Swedish top flight club Helsingborg.
Dirk Kuyt played for Liverpool in a legends match against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday
But he quit in August following social media abuse after a defeat to third tier side Oskarshamns AIK.
Kuyt has been coaching with Feyenoord Under-19s since 2018.
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