Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has emerged as a contender to replace Steve Kean as Blackburn manager following the Scot's resignation from the post last week.

Kean left Ewood Park after claiming his position had become 'untenable' with the Rovers owners forcing him out after failing to meet early season targets in the Championship.

Blackburn have already seen an approach for Tottenham's technical-coordinator Tim Sherwood rejected and owners Venky's have now reportedly identified Larsson as a leading candidate to become their new new boss.

According to the Daily Mail, Larsson has told current employers Landskrona that he will be leaving when his contract expires next month, which has led to interest from Blackburn.

Landskrona are the first club 41-year-old Larsson has managed since retiring from playing and has impressed with the job he has conducted with the Swedish Second Division side.

Larsson scored 242 goals in 313 games for Celtic during a seven year period with the club, before leaving Parkhead for Barcelona in 2004.

The striker left the Nou Camp for Helsingborg before enjoying a brief spell on loan with Manchester United, while he finished his career with Råå IF.

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