‘Pep Guardiola over-rated’

LONDON. — Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed Pep Guardiola is over-rated as a manager and admitted his concern would look to get rid of the 32-year-old should he take over at Manchester City.

The Bayern Munich boss, who is favourite to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season after revealing he wants to work in the Premier League, sold Toure when the pair were at Barcelona.

And Toure fears his Manchester City career will be over if Guardiola takes charge next summer.

Former Nou Camp star midfield star Toure, who will be 33 in May, was shipped out of Barcelona to City in 2010 soon after Guardiola took over as manager.

Guardiola preferred the more dynamic style of Sergio Busquets to Toure as the midfield holding player at the Nou Camp and the African star saw no long-term future as a regular starter under the new Barca boss.

Toure tripled his wages to £200 000 when he left the Spanish giants and has won two league titles with City. — The Mirror.

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