The former, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United and legendary Swedish striker, has resigned as manager of Helsingborg.
According to a statement and report from SkySports News, the manager has faced a barrage of verbal abuse leading to him walking away from the club.
In particular through social media and has described his position and “unsustainable.”
ℹ️ | Henrik Larsson väljer att avsluta sitt uppdrag som huvudtränare för Helsingborgs IF.
— Helsingborgs IF (@HelsingborgsIF) August 23, 2019
This Larsson second stint at the club as manager. He also called home as a player too.
Representing them 87 times and scoring 42 goals.
His first spell ended in 2016 when both he and his son ended up in an altercation with disgruntled fans. This followed the club being relegated to the Swedish second division.
This second spell has been short-lived. Again however following an acrimonious relationship with the fans. This time through an abusive social media campaign against Larsson and his family.
He does not leave the club in much better standing than last time though, they are 12th in a 16 team league.
Helsingborg chairman Krister Azelius feels the fact that the abuse included his family was a key factor.
“It is extremely sad that it should be this way. We take verbal abuse very seriously and will get to the bottom of this.”
This is another episode of social media abuse targeting the footballing world.
This latest incident also follows a recent statement by social media platform Twitter publicly announcing it will be meeting with stakeholders like Manchester United to try and find a solution to the problem.