Former Manchester City player, Yaya Toure has accused Pep Guardiola of disliking African players as he revealed he did his best to “break the myth” about his former coach whom he describes as “jealous”.
Toure who left Manchester city last season claimed that Guardiola “often has problems with Africans”, in an interview with France Football.
The Ivorian, spent eight years at the blue side of Manchester but had few playing opportunities under Pep after clashing with him previously at Barcelona in Spain.
Toure said “Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others. I do not know why but I have the impression that he was jealous, he took me for a rival. As if I made him a little shade.”
“He was cruel to me. I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour. I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question,” Toure added.
“When we realise he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions. I want to be the one who breaks the myth of Guardiola.”
Toure has left Manchester City in May but has revealed his desire to continue playing.