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Sweden legend Larsson quits over verbal abuse

Henrik Larsson won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006.

Former Barcelona, Manchester United and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has quit as manager of Swedish side Helsingborg two months after taking charge after receiving verbal abuse from the team's own fans, the club said in a statement on Friday.

Helsingborg lost to lower league opposition in the Swedish Cup on Thursday, after which Larsson was verbally abused by supporters.

"It is extremely sad that it has come to this," club chairman Krister Azelius said. We take verbal abuse very serious and will...

Manchester United interest flattering and I would consider offer - Andreas Granqvist

Helsingborg centre-back Andreas Granqvist has said he is flattered by reports linking him with Manchester United and would consider a "concrete offer" to move to Old Trafford.

Reports have suggested Sweden international Granqvist is a potential target in January after United manager Jose Mourinho failed in his attempts to sign a centre-back in the summer.

The 33-year-old, who signed for Helsingborg in the summer after five years playing in Russia, said he and the club would consider the situation...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern Munich sign 16-year-old Sweden star Alex Timossi Andersson

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of 16-year-old Sweden youth international Alex Timossi Andersson from Helsingborg IF. 

The attacking midfielder will move to Munich in the summer of 2019. As yet, no details of the fee nor the length of the contract have been announced by either club.

"He's a highly-talented player who we are convinced will make the grade at FC Bayern," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. "Until he joins us he'll continue to gain match practise at Helsingborg...

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Henrik Larsson leaves Helsingborg following relegation

Henrik Larsson had two spells at Helsingborg as a player.

Henrik Larsson has left Helsingborg following their relegation from the Swedish top flight on Sunday.

Larsson, 45, took charge of his hometown club in 2015 and had spoken of fears for his safety following the club's demotion after his son, a striker for Helsingborg, was attacked after the defeat to Halmstad.

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Barcelona striker had said he intended to stay on as manager but his departure was announced in an official statement on Wednesday which said the decision...

How Henrik Larsson closed a fateful circle at Helsingborg

Henrik Larsson's Helsingborg were relegated after suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Halmstad.

It will be very difficult to find a man who closed a circle in a more dramatic and fateful fashion than Henrik Larsson. His story at Helsingborg is almost mystical.

In 1992, as a young local striker, Larsson helped Helsingborg to win promotion to the Swedish top division after 24 years in the wilderness. Now, exactly 24 years later, the club are relegated back to the second division and Larsson is the main culprit as manager. Who could have thought of such a script?

The beginning was truly magical....