Pep Guardiola: I will never coach Barcelona again

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and club legend Yaya Toure

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and club legend Yaya Toure

A recent interview with France Football magazine saw Yaya Toure make claims that Pep Guardiola has a problem with footballers of African descent. Do you believe that Barcelona could have done that with (Andres) Iniesta?

The manager has worked with Toure for many years throughout their respective careers, and each has enjoyed prosperous moments during their time together.

"It's a lie and he knows it", Guardiola told TV3 in Spain.

As noted by Richard Fay of the Manchester Evening News, after leaving City this summer Toure has lashed out at Guardiola, saying he has an issue with African footballers. I even started wondering to myself whether it was about my colour. Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others. In Barca, some have also asked the question.

More news: Top Indian chefs mourn the death of Anthony Bourdain
More news: EA Announces Release Date for Anthem
More news: EA reveals Unravel Two and Sea of Solitude under its Originals label

"We were together two years and it is only now when he says it. The quality of the human beings they are, how they connect with the rest of the staff, that is I would say the main secret, that counts a lot to me".

Guardiola initially remained silent last week in the aftermath of a series of damning accusations made by Toure and his agent, who insisted he wanted to "break the Guardiola myth" after moaning that his former boss had deliberately ruined his final season at the Etihad Stadium.

"He [Guardiola] insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out, ' Toure claimed last week", Toure claimed. He'll never admit it (not liking Africans).

"When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans - and not naturalised Africans - I promise I will send him a cake!" "He never told me face to face", he added.

Recommended News

  • BT boss Gavin Patterson to step down

    BT boss Gavin Patterson to step down

    Premier League soccer TV rights and the acquisition of British wireless venture EE from Deutsche Telekom AG and Orange SA. At the height of Patterson's tenure, BT stock reached a 15-year peak shortly after his record bet on U.K.
    Tyson Fury Kisses His Opponent On Return To The Ring

    Tyson Fury Kisses His Opponent On Return To The Ring

    Fury could now face former WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew as he gears up towards a heavyweight clash. The objective is to get him ready to fight for the world title as soon as possible.

    Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7

    Days after igniting a trade war , Donald Trump declared Saturday that he wants a world free of all tariffs and trade barriers. The president repeated his tough stance on tariffs, saying allies had been "taking advantage" of the United States on trade.
  • Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

    Lyon say Nabil Fekir transfer negotiations with Liverpool have ended

    He came on in the second half of that game, which was at Lyon's home ground, to a great reception from the home fans. France forward Nabil Fekir's move from Lyon to Champions League runner-up Liverpool fell through on Saturday.
    Yahoo Messenger to shut down after 20 years

    Yahoo Messenger to shut down after 20 years

    One Twitter user said they even met their wife while using Yahoo Messenger. "You can request an invite at squirrel.yahoo.com". Currently, Yahoo has no replacement for Yahoo Messenger , but it said it is testing new chat apps, like its Yahoo Squirrel .
    Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

    Hey Ferrari, the CN Tower is in Toronto, not Montreal

    For his part Vettel believes Ferrari's 2018 vehicle is not now "a true match" for Mercedes , despite having won the first race. It's a long year. "After a disappointing race in Monaco, I'm already looking forward to heading to Canada", he said.
  • 'Just incredible' as Nadal wins 11th French Open despite late injury scare

    He also let four match points go at 5-2 but he would not be denied as Thiem went long with a backhand on the fifth. Across the other slow-medium clay venues - Monte Carlo, Barcelona and here - Nadal has utterly schooled Thiem.
    Putnam: Background checks were done; my office didn't check them

    Putnam: Background checks were done; my office didn't check them

    Egregiously, of those 365, 291 individuals had their gun license revoked once a proper background check was completed. It was donations to Putnam that spawned the boycott and protests of the Public grocery chain.
    John Beilein withdraws from Pistons' head coaching search

    John Beilein withdraws from Pistons' head coaching search

    He has guided the Wolverines to two Big Ten titles, eight NCAA tournament appearances and two national runner-up finishes. He had a meeting and an interview with Pistons officials last week as Detroit searches for their new head coach.
  • Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

    Season's 1st tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific

    The Hurricane Center said the storm could generate swells that cause life-threatening surf and rip currents over the coming days. Accuweather has predicted the hurricane will track west-northwest away from the Mexico coastline into the weekend.
    LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone

    LeBron James rumors: Writer who broke story in 2014 says LeBron gone

    He literally carried the Cavs to the Finals when no one outside of Cleveland thought they had a shot of getting there. As for whether he might have gotten the best of the Warriors if he never had taken that swing, we'll never know.
    Verizon CEO McAdam retiring, Vestberg named successor

    Verizon CEO McAdam retiring, Vestberg named successor

    Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. McAdam is retiring this year, and once he does retire, he will transition into the non-executive chairman of the company.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.