Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has told Sky Sports News HQ that he has nothing to apologise for and that Pep Guardiola should instead be apologising to Manuel Pellegrini.
Toure has been told he will not play for City again unless Guardiola gets an apology for Seluk’s criticism of his decision to omit the player from City’s Champions League squad.
“Guardiola wins a few games and he thinks he is king,” Seluk said. “I live in Europe so I can say whatever I like and Guardiola can’t stop me.
When asked if he will apologise, he said: “What do I need to apologise for? Ok, I will apologise to Guardiola if he will apologise to (Manuel) Pellegrini for what he did to him.
“If you are a gentleman, this just does not happen. He [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,” Seluk told Sky Sports News HQ. “They send away many people from England and they have a lot of Spanish people there. When you come to a country you must respect the country and respect its people.
“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 Ranieri who achieve without spending so much money on players.”