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21st Sep 2016

Pep Guardiola called Man City a “shit team” when Yaya Toure joined, claims agent

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Simon Lloyd

We can safely assume that Pep Guardiola will not be receiving an apology from Yaya Toure’s agent any time soon.

Since Toure has been reunited with his former Barcelona manager in Manchester this summer, the Ivorian hasn’t had a kick apart from in that dead rubber Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.

When Toure was dropped from City’s Champions League squad, his agent, Dimitri Seluk, wasn’t too pleased about it and, to cut a long story short, said some things that Pep Guardiola didn’t like.

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As a result, the City boss has made it clear that the 33-year-old will continue to be overlooked in his first team plans unless Seluk says sorry.

Seluk made it perfectly clear in a phone call to Sky Sports News HQ that he wasn’t ready to apologise, and hasn’t softened his stance judging by his latest comments made to Radio Barcelona.

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According to The Independent, Toure’s agent told the station that Guardiola had warned the midfielder that he was joining a “shit team” ahead of his departure to Manchester in 2010, adding that the former Bayern Munich boss is motivated by money over football.

“When Toure left the club to come to the City, Guardiola told him he was leaving to a shit team. Now, Guardiola has come to this shit team. Guardiola likes money more than football,” claimed Seluk.

With his client facing the prospect of a long spell without football, it’s clear Seluk doesn’t intend to smooth things over at any point in the near future:

“I will not apologise to Guardiola. That’s 100% sure.”

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