Celtic legend Henrik Larsson looks set to take over at Southend United - and Dirk Kuyt could be part of his management team.

According to local reports, the pair are likely to take the reins this week.

Shrimpers chairman Ron Martin recently revealed that he wants to announce his new management structure this week at Roots Hall.

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And the unlikely pairing of Larsson and Kuyt look to be the choice.

Larsson has met with Martin at least twice this summer since Southend got rid of former boss Kevin Bond.

The English League One outfit were smashed 4-1 at home on Saturday by Wimbledon.

And they'll hope that Larsson and Kuyt - both with major honours to their names as players - will be able to turn the tide.