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Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk believes that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola should be the one apologizing for his behavior, not his client.
Seluk hit out at the Spaniard after he left out Toure from City’s Champions League squad. Guardiola said ahead of City’s EFL Cup game against Swansea on Wednesday that the only way Toure will play again for the club would be if he apologizes. Seluk believes Guardiola should apologize for what he did to goalkeeper Joe Hart and former City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
“What do I need to apologize for?” Seluk told Sky Sports. “Guardiola wins a few games and he thinks he is king. I live in Europe so I can say whatever I like and Guardiola can’t stop me.
“Okay, I will apologise to Guardiola if he will apologise to Pellegrini for what he did to him. If you are a gentleman, this just does not happen.
“Pellegrini signed a new contract last year and then he gets pushed out for Guardiola to come in. Pellegrini was a gentleman.
“Guardiola also needs to apologise to Joe Hart. It is not normal and it is not right to come to England and to get rid of the few English players. When you come to a country you must respect the country and respect its people.”
Seluk added: “When Yaya went to Man City, they could only dream about the Champions League. The biggest stars in Europe did not want to come to City, but Yaya came. They weren’t a big club. After he arrives they started winning; two league titles, cups and now the semis of the Champions League.
“I want Man City to win everything; to win all their games because it means more trophies for Yaya. City have great players, but Guardiola wants new future for Yaya, for Hart…and they won’t be the last.
“I respect managers like Claudio Ranieri who achieve without spending so much money on players.”