Henrik Larsson resigns as head coach of Helsingborg after fan attack

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Ex-Celtic player Henrik Larsson looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Celtic an
Image: Henrik Larsson has stepped down from his head coaching role at Helsingborg

Henrik Larsson has resigned from his role as head coach of Helsingborg after he and his son Jordan were attacked by fans following the club's relegation from the Swedish top flight on Sunday.

Masked supporters invaded the pitch and demanded Jordan's shirt after a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Halmstads - a result which sealed Helsingborg's relegation from the Allsvenskan.

After being forced to remove his shirt, the 19-year-old appeared to be punched by a fan, while others threw chairs and flags at both Jordan and his father.

Henrik Larsson has moved into management
Image: Larsson could not prevent Helsingborg's relegation from the top flight of Swedish football

Helsingborg announced on Wednesday that Henrik Larsson had decided to step down from his role at the club after the incident. 

'Myself, the board, Henrik Larsson and the rest of the leadership team, together with the players, in solidarity bear the responsibility for this relegation,' said club director Mats-Ola Schulze, who also revealed that Larsson had not asked for any form of severance pay.

'We are obviously very grateful for the financial solution. I, together with the board, want to thank Henrik for the comprehensive restructuring that has been done in the football organisation during 2015 and 2016."

VOELKLINGEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 13:  Benedikt Gimber of Germany challenges Jordan Larsson of Sweden during the U19 Four-Nations-Cup , Germany vs Sweden on
Image: The former Sweden striker's son, Jordan, was attacked by a supporter after a defeat on Sunday

Larsson steps down after two years in charge of the club where he spent two separate spells at as a player.

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After guiding Helsingborg to an eighth-place finish during his first season, Larsson was unable to prevent the Reds dropping out of the Swedish top flight after a disappointing second campaign.

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