Henrik Larsson
Larsson is focused on his job at Falkenberg.GettyImages

Celtic legend Henrik Larsson admits he can see himself managing the club sometime in the future but has played down suggestions he will replace Neil Lennon.

The Northern Irishman, 42, left the club on Thursday after winning three Scottish Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups during his four seasons at Parkhead.

Among the candidates to replace him are Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and ex-Celtic defender Jackie McNamara. But Lennon, who will aid the club in appointing his successor, also spoke positively of the possibility of Larsson stepping in, suggesting the ex-Sweden international would be a "huge success."

The former striker, who scored 174 goals in 221 games for the club between 1997 and 2004, has begun to carve himself a reputation as a manger in his homeland having taken over top flight side Falkenberg at the beginning of the year following roles at Hogaborg and Landskrona.

He told Swedish outlet fotbalskanalen.se: "I have very good contact with the club. And ever since I stopped playing and started this path [managerial career] it is a job I am always going to be linked with.

"Of course I see myself as a manager of the club that meant so much for me and my career. But right now all my focus is on Falkenberg."

When quizzed on the possibility of his former teammate succeeding him, Lennon told Sky Sports: "You will need to ask Henrik that but if he does I am sure he will be a huge success. Why not? He's had a fabulous career as a player, he is a very intelligent guy and knows the game very well."

Falkenberg, who appointed Larsson at the beginning of 2014, have also confirmed their manager has been approached by a club, although they would not reveal whether the contact emanated from Glasgow.

"Henrik is the manager of our club," the club's sporting director Hakan Nilsson told STV. "We talk to each other every day. He is a very honest person. He said he has had contact from a club.

"The only thing I know is Henrik is staying with Falkenberg this season. He said that to me.

"As I said, I can say Henrik is a very honest person. He is staying with Falkenberg this season."