It is well documented that Pep Guardiola and Zlatan Ibrahmovic do not get along well.
However, the Swedish forward recently attacked the Spaniard again, for no reason we can think of other than his thirst for publicity. Let us take a look through the years of things Zlatan has said about Pep.
Guardiola the coward
“Guardiola was staring at me and I lost it. I thought, ‘there is my enemy, scratching his bald head!’ I yelled: ‘You haven’t got any b****!’ and worse than that I added: ‘You can go to hell!’ I completely lost it, and you might have expected Guardiola to say a few words in response, but he’s a spineless coward.”
“We had the best team in the world but we failed to win the Champions League because of bad decisions from someone.”
Guardiola fearing confrontation
“There was never any confrontation, he made sure of that. When they played against my team, I went back to the dressing room after the game and he was in a room waiting for me to leave. At the door, one of his assistants told him: ‘Ibra has gone, you can come out now.’ I never understood why. On television he always plays the tough guy but when there’s a real meeting face-to-face, he hides. As a coach he is a phenomenon, but as a man…”
“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari, you put premium petrol in the tank, you hit the motorway and you step on the gas. Guardiola filled up with diesel and took a spin in the countryside. He should have bought a Fiat.”
“As a coach, he was fantastic. As a person, I’ve no comments about that, that’s something else. He’s not a man, there’s nothing more to say.”
Talk about living rent free in someone’s head.