The Swedish legend is yet to decide whether to carry on for another season at Helsingborg and Scotland on Sunday says it has been whispered that he could be enticed by a four-and-a-half month Celtic stay from January that his wife Magdalena, and children Jordan, ten, and Janelle, five, could look upon as an extended holiday in familiar surroundings.

It would spare him a dreaded Swedish pre-season across the bitter winter and allow him three more tastes of the Old Firm derby he lived for in seven years at the club, as well as a first sampling of a last 16 in the Champions League for the club.