One of the most important Swedish people to have ever walked our flat earth is Henrik Larsson. Larsson, who made his name banging in an inhumane number of goals during a long career at Celtic before gracing Barcelona and Manchester United, is now managing Swedish club Helsingborgs IF, which makes Helsingborg the most interesting club in Sweden.
But a name and nostalgia alone aren’t enough for a player with a storied career to pull out wins as a manager. Sometimes even the greats need a little divine intervention.
This weekend’s divine intervention came from Helsingborgs’ 42-year-old kitman Daniel Andersson, who became more than a pitman after the team’s two goalkeepers were ruled out due to injury. That meant Andersson pressed into action between the posts for the team’s season opener – Larsson’s first match in charge of the club.
That’s definitely worthy of a chuckle, but the chuckles didn’t last long, as Andersson…
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