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Larsson rules out Celtic job

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson has ruled himself out of the running to take charge of the Scottish champions following Neil Lennon's departure.

Larsson was immediately made the bookmakers' favourite to take charge at Parkhead after Lennon brought an end to his four-year reign.

However, the retired former Sweden striker has insisted he will not break his contract with Falkenberg.

"The speculation is not correct. I'll not take over as manager of Celtic," Larsson said in the Daily Record.

"I'm flattered to be mentioned and regarded highly. It's natural since I'm now a coach and given my history at Celtic. It's a job with which I'll always be linked.

"I'm at Falkenberg and enjoying it. This is where my focus is. I will not break my contract."

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is now second favourite for the post after being ranked an outsider on Thursday.

Malky Mackay, Owen Coyle, Jackie McNamara, Steve Clarke and Paul Lambert are also in the frame.