How Pep Guardiola allegedly described Man City in 2010 looks very awkward now

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As Pep Guardiola's war of words with Yaya Toure and his agent continues, the player's representative has made another sensational claim about the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

After hearing Guardiola demand an apology after his recent comments on the disrespect Toure has suffered at the Etihad, Dimitri Seluk has attempted to embarrass the Catalan manager today.

Speaking to Radio Barcelona, via the Independent, Seluk recalled exactly how Guardiola described Manchester City when Toure as heading there from Barca in 2010. If true, it leaves the 45-year-old in a pretty awkward position.

"When Toure left the club to come to the City, Guardiola told him he was leaving to a s**t team," the outspoken agent claimed.

"Now, Guardiola has come to this s*** team. Guardiola likes money more than football."

Of course, with Guardiola having taken up the reigns at City this summer, the anecdote has the potential to leave him a little red-faced despite the fact it allegedly happened six years ago.

However, given that Seluk has been engaged in a very public spat with the Citizens boss in recent days, his comments do have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

The feud between Guardiola and Seluk ramped up a gear last week when Toure's agent publicly called out the City manager for not including the Ivory Coast midfielder in the club's Champions League squad.

This led to Guardiola asking for an apology if Toure was to have any hope of reigniting his stalling City career.

After today's claim, it doesn't look like the former Barca boss should be expecting that any time soon.

As such, it looks like Toure's hopes of winning over Guardiola are all but dead in the water. Indeed, the Guardian is reporting today that City have given the green light for the veteran midfielder to leave the club in January for any club, including their Premier League rivals.


With Toure's future seemingly established, the question now is; did Guardiola really disrespect his current club like Seluk claims?

Back in 2010, when it is claimed he described City as "s**t", City were already under the ownership of Khaldoon Al Mubarak and the Abu Dhabi United Group. They ended the 2010-11 Premier League season in third position.

While they might not have yet been competing at the level of Guardiola's Barcelona side, describing them as "s**t" would have been bold, even for the confident and straight-talking Spaniard.

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