Yaya Toure’s agent has belittled Pep Guardiola’s achievements as a manager by saying his grandfather could win with Barcelona and Bayern München.
Guardiola has had an illustrious, albeit short career, having claimed three La Liga and two Champions League titles at Barcelona and is on course for this third consecutive Bundesliga title with Bayern München.
The 44-year-old’s contract with the Bavarians runs out at the end of this season and has expressed his desire to test his skills in the English Premier League, with Manchester City being touted as his most likely destination.
All of which makes Dimitri Seluk’s rant seem all the more peculiar as it will surely put Toure’s future at the club in jeopardy if Guardiola does take over the reigns from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of this season.
“Pep is a great coach. But he has won the title at Barcelona and Bayern Munich,” Toure’s agent told The Mirror.
“The truth is that my grandfather would win the title with Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they are big clubs with great players.
“Look at Luis Enrique now. Last season he won the title and the Champions League with Barcelona. I’m not saying he isn’t a good coach, but look what he did at Roma. Nothing.
“I’d like to see Pep take a club that is eighth or ninth and make them champions. That’s why Roberto Mancini was the best manager City have had.
“Manuel Pellegrini is also a good coach who deserves credit, but Mancini built the team. He took a team that was nowhere and made them champions,” Seluk concluded.