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Zlatan’s agent Mino Raiola: “Pep doesn’t have balls”

Mino Raiola has hit out on Pep Guardiola over his treatment of Zlatan Ibrahimovic during their time together at Barcelona.

The super-agent, whose clients include Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, launched the stinging attack ahead of the derby during an interview with Spanish radio station Cadena COPE.

“I don’t like him,” said Mino Raiola. “I do not hate him, but I do not like him.

“Everybody knows what happened to Zlatan in Barcelona.

“He’s a good coach but his football philosophy seems boring to me. He doesn’t have the balls to sit next to me.”

Mino Raiola’s rebuke represents the latest agent to have a pop at Pep Guardiola after Dmitri Seluk took aim at Pep for excluding Yaya Toure from Manchester City’s Champions League squad.

There is no love lost between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pep Guardiola and their bad-blood is well-documented. The pair’s relationship was on the verge of a bitter breakdown during their time together and Guardiola shipped off Barcelona’s then-record signing only a year after signing him.

The two will now clash again when they face off in this weekend’s Manchester Derby.

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