Mino Raiola, who is an agent to both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has labelled Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, “a coward” and “a dog”.
Raiola also insisted that he will rather help his players join other clubs, than a team that Guardiola is coaching.
“Pep Guardiola, the coach, is fantastic. As a person he’s an absolute zero. He’s a coward, a dog.
“He’s a classic priest. ‘Do as I tell you – don’t do what I do….’ If Manchester City win the Champions League this season it will emphasise what a good coach he is – but I’ll hate it,” he said.
Raiola’s beef with Guardiola dates back to 2011, when Ibrahimovic was forced out of Barcelona. He spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at AC Milan, before joining on a permanent basis.
Guardiola’s snub meant Ibrahimovic missed out on a Champions League winners’ medal, when Barca defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the final at Wembley.
“I went for him that night in the corridors at Wembley – only Adriano Galliani, AC Milan’s chairman, stopped me. Lucky for Guardiola,” Raiola revealed