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Henrik Larsson joins Ronald Koeman’s coaching staff at Barcelona

Barcelona have appointed former player Henrik Larsson as part of Ronald Koeman’s coaching staff, the Spanish club announced on Friday.

“FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Alfred Schreuder and Henrik Larsson for their incorporation into the coaching staff, headed by new coach Ronald Koeman,” the club said in a statement.

“Both have signed on contracts through to June 30, 2022.”

Larsson, who played alongside Koeman at Feyenoord, has been out of the game for a year after leaving his managerial post at Swedish side Helsingborgs due to social media abuse.

Larsson played for Barcelona, Scottish side Celtic, Dutch club Feyenoord, and England’s Manchester United among others.

He played 62 games in two seasons at the Camp Nou and left with 22 goals and six assists.

He had a critical role in the Spanish giants’ 2006 UEFA Champions League title win, coming on as a second-half substitute to set up both goals as Barcelona beat Arsenal 2-1 in the final in Paris.

The 48-year-old has also had managerial stints at Swedish clubs Falkenberg, Landskrona, and Helsingborg.

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