Henrik Larsson has distanced himself from a return to Celtic as manager – for now.
The Hoops legend emerged as one of the candidates for the job in the wake of Tony Mowbray‘s departure.
Larsson is currently boss of Swedish side BOIS Landskrona and says now is not the right time for a return to the east end of Glasgow.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail: “I will always be connected with that [Celtic] job. It doesn’t matter what I say, it’s a great honour to be connected with that job.
“But I don’t think it’s fair to speak about another man’s job, either, and that is why I have refused to say too much. The future will tell if it will be or not.”
The job is currently being filled by former team-mate Neil Lennon on an interim basis.
And Larsson believes, if he can deliver silverware this season, the former skipper will land the role for good.
He added: “If Lenny wins the Scottish Cup, then the job is in his hands and it’s great for him. I feel for sure he is going to do it. Both he and Johan Mjallby know what it means to play for Celtic and I’m sure he is going to instil that into the players.”