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Former Celtic star Henrik Larsson leaves coaching role following son's attack by fans

Helsingborgs were relegated from the Swedish top-flight on Sunday.

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JUST DAYS AFTER fans attacked his son as the club were relegated, Henrik Larsson has left his coaching position at Helsingborgs.

The former Celtic striker had been the five-time Swedish champions’ head coach since January 2015.

Helsingborgs’ relegation from the top-flight was confirmed on Sunday, as they were beaten 2-1 by Halmstad. His 19-year-old son Jordan is a striker at the club, and was attacked by hooded fans after the defeat.

Larsson’s son had scored with eight minutes of play remaining, but two late goals meant that they could not avoid the drop.

Larsson’s departure was a joint decision between himself and the club, according to a statement from club director Mats-Oka Schulze.

“Myself, the board, Henrik Larsson and the rest of the leadership team, together with the players, are responsible for the relegation.

“I, together with the board, would like to extend our gratitude to Henrik for the comprehensive restructuring implemented within the football organisation during 2015 and 2016.”

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