Henrik Larsson favourite to succeed Neil Lennon as Celtic manager
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Henrik Larsson favourite to succeed Neil Lennon as Celtic manager

LEGENDARY Celtic striker Henrik Larsson is favourite manage the club after the departure of Neil Lennon.

Larsson is currently in charge of Swedish side Falkenbergs and is priced at 11-10 to take over at Parkhead.

David Moyes, sacked by Manchester United last month, is second favourite at 3-1.

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara is priced at 5-1 with former Celtic defender Malky Mackay, sacked by Cardiff City last season, fourth favourite at 8-1.

Lennon has left the Scottish champions after four years in charge and was thought to be concerned about the budget for players for the 2014/15 season.

"I have parted company with Celtic," the 42-year-old said in a brief statement.

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"The club are in a very strong position and I wish the fans and the club all the very best for the future."

“I can't thank Peter Lawwell and the board enough for their backing and support”

Lennon took charge of the Glasgow club in 2010, leading them to three league titles and two Scottish Cups.

He also took Celtic to the Champions League last 16, with a victory over Barcelona in November 2012 his side's most high-profile achievement.