Yaya Toure's agent slams Pep Guardiola, says the midfielder might leave the club if he arrives at Manchester City
Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has revealed that as a manager, he thinks Pep Guardiola is overrated. He also expressed concerns over the 32-year-old’s future should the Spaniard land up the managerial job at Etihad.
Pep Guardiola has already expressed his desire to manage a club in the English Premier League as he announced his retirement from Bayern Munich. The German club has already confirmed Pep’s replacement in the form of Carlo Ancelotti who is to take the reign after the current season.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror Dimitri Seluk said, “Pep is a great coach. But he has won the title at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
“The truth is that my grandfather would win the title with Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they are big clubs with great players.
“I'd like to see Pep take a club that is eighth or ninth and make them champions.”
Toure was deemed surplus to requirements while he was playing under Guardiola in Barcelona and was sold to the Sky Blues in the 2010 summer transfer market.
Seluk added: "I don't know what Guardiola's plans are, but - after what happened at Barcelona - of course it is a worry that when he comes Yaya will be out. I hope not and Yaya hopes not."
Though it is undeniable that Barcelona and Bayern Munich has some of the best players in the world at their disposal, one cannot help but pause before declaring that their grandfathers could have achieved similar accolades as the great Pep Guardiola. Even if they had the best players of the world at their disposal.
Speculations are at the helm as to which English team Guardiola will manage next. The strongest links are with Manchester City who have already promised Pep a humungous amount of money as salary should he become their manager in the next season.
Manuel Pellegrini is also under pressure. He has hinted at his imminent departure at the end of the season when he said,
"I don't think my position in the future is linked to titles. For me, as a manager, it's important to win the title because it's my job.”
Reports and rumours are also doing the rounds that Guardiola already has his mind set on the players whom he wants at Manchester City next season, with Ander Herrera, Thiago Alcantara and Luis Suarez supposedly on his transfer list.
Notwithstanding the rumours and the reports, it remains to be seen where Guardiola eventually turns up as he has not yet given clear indications as to which club he is going. Though, he did announce that his next destination is the English Premier League.