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The feud between Pep Guardiola and Yaya Touré's agent is real now


Manchester City FC v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola's first feud in England did not take long to happen.

The Manchester City manager spoke in a press conference on Tuesday prior to City's EFL Cup match against Swansea City, and he revealed that Yaya Touré will not be selected once again, because of the player's agent, Dimitri Seluk, who made some interesting comments (to say the least) about Guardiola's decision to drop Touré from his Champions League squad.

After weeks without replying to Seluk's comments, Guardiola finally spoke.

“It was so difficult for me to put him out of the Champions League. I know him, he is a good guy, but it was also difficult for me to leave out Aleix Garcia. Those two guys are out because the list is the list.

“But the day after, his agent spoke. In that moment, Yaya is out, unless Mr. Dmitri Seluk comes back in the press, or with his friends in the media.

"He has not had the courage to call me, or go in the media and say he apologises to Manchester City, secondly to his teammates and to the trainer. When that happens, Yaya will be part of the group and will have the same chance to play in the games.

"I cannot accept as a coach that every agent, when I don't play his player, goes to the media and speaks and speaks and speaks. I know how much Dmitri Seluk loves Yaya Toure. If he loves him, show him and make an apology to Manchester City.

“I cant imagine when I was a football player my agent going to the media and speaking against Johan Cruyff. Maybe it's a new era, things changing, but I am an old guy. I have my job, an agent has his job, and a player has his job. Today, agents believe they are more than they are.

“If they have a problem with Txiki Begiristain or the club, they can talk. But if he doesn't speak, Yaya Toure is not going to play.”

Source: M.E.N.

Powerful stuff.

Well, it didn't take long for Seluk to respond to Guardiola's comments, and he did not hold back at all.

The feud is on, y'all.