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Yaya Toure blasts Pep Guardiola, accuses him of racism

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Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has accused his former manager Pep Guardiola of racism and being jealous of the Ivorian. He also said he wants to “destroy the Pep myth.”

Toure, who worked under Guardiola at Barcelona before leaving for City in 2010, gave an explosive interview to France Football,  but France Football released a preview Monday. Football writer Matt Spiro shared several quotes on Twitter:

“He insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out,” Toure said in an interview with France Football, to be published on Tuesday.

“But when you realise that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions.

“I think I was dealing with someone who just wanted to take revenge on me, who was jealous of me, who took me for his rival. I felt humiliated.”

He added: “He stole my farewells with City. I would have liked to leave this club with emotion, as Iniesta and Buffon were able to do. But Pep stopped me.”

The 35-year-old midfielder never made a secret of his poor relationship with Guardiola, and there were several high-profile incidents between the two.

Toure left Manchester City at the end of the 2017-18 campaign with his contract running out.

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