Raiola brands Man City boss Guardiola 'a coward, a dog'

Ruben Hill
March 25, 2018

In an interview with Dutch magazine Quote, Raiola said: 'Pep Guardiola? As a person he's an absolute zero.

Raiola, whose clients include Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, launched the incredible verbal assault on Guardiola in the latest in a long-running feud between the pair. "He's a classic priest: 'Do as I tell you - don't do what I do'". He spent the 2010-11 season on loan at AC Milan and the Italian giants signed the Swede superstar at the end of that campaign.

The hostility came to a head in 2011 when his client Ibrahimovic was forced out of Barcelona after disputes with Guardiola, which ultimately cost him a Champions League winners' medal which has evaded him his whole career.

The bad blood has never settled for Raiola, who revealed the extent to which he encouraged Ibrahimovic to get his own back on the Spaniard.

He added: "I went for him that night in the corridors at Wembley - only Adriano Galliani, Milan's vice-chairman, stopped me".

Whilst away on worldwide with Spain, the youngster has told national teammate Jordi Mboula that Guardiola has been following him "with considerable interest" for a long time.

At 19 years of age the right winger has plenty of time to develop, and it's claimed that could lead him to Manchester City and playing alongside Diaz eventually. The report says that Neymar is enamoured by the prospect of joining the Premier League and even more smitten with the chance to play for Pep. So I told Zlatan to go and park his Ferrari in the manager's spot!'

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