Agent of Man City hero questions Guardiola’s achievements; tips star to leave if Pep arrives

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Yaya Toure‘s controversial agent Dimitri Seluk has questioned Pep Guardiola‘s achievements in the game, and asked whether the manager would really be the right man for Manchester City.

The player representative has also suggested that should the Bayern Munich coach complete a move to the Etihad Stadium, the Ivorian great may well be on his way out of the club.

Lothar Matthaus—writing in his column for Sport Bild [as per Goal]—has expressed his belief that the Spanish coach is already planning for life in the Premier League with the Citizens.

Seluk, speaking to the Sunday Mirror [also via Goal] has reaffirmed Matthaus’s suggestion, outlining his conviction that the manager will certainly be on his way to the Etihad Stadium.

“In Germany, they say it is 100 per cent that Guardiola will be City’s manager and I believe it also,” the representative began, before proceeding to suggest that should the Spanish coach arrive, it could spell the end for his client at the club.

“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,” he continued.

“He has had offers to leave City, but he loves the club, he loves the fans and he loves the people of Manchester.”

Seluk, who’s clearly not a fan of the legendary coach, also questioned the manager’s achievements, suggesting—somewhat bizarrely—that his grandfather could have matched Guardiola’s success.

“Pep is a great coach. But he has won the title at Barcelona and Bayern Munich,” he began.

“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.

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“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.”

It’s hard to imagine Guardiola being too stung by Selcuk’s comments, particularly considering the sheer volume and consistency of the honours he’s accumulated during his managerial career.

To date, the former midfielder has three La Liga titles, two Champions League crowns, three World Club Cups and two Bundesliga titles, not to mention a whole host of domestic honours in both Germany and Spain.


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