Former Celtic star Henrik Larsson selects kit man in goal for first game as manager of Helsingborgs

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Former Manchester United, Barcelona, and Celtic star Henrik Larsson took the odd step of putting his kit man in goal for his first game in charge of Helsingborgs, reports the Metro.

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This isn’t as ridiculous a situation as it first sounds, with the kit man being former Sweden international Daniel Andersson. He made one appearance for his country back in 2001, and also played for Scottish club Hibernian in the 2003-04 season.

Larsson was forced to stick the 43-year-old between the sticks as a series of injuries has decimated his squad. The risky move paid off in the end with the goalie managing a string of impressive saves as the Swedish side drew 1-1 with Kalmar in the opening game of their season. It was also the Celtic legend’s first game in charge of the club.

After the game the boss said: “You have to be impressed. He is almost 43 and didn’t make a mistake in the game. I’m very happy to have Daniel Andersson multi-tasking for our club.”

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