The Manchester Derby on Saturday is not just special because it's a big Premier League games between title candidates with big superstars on the pitch. The managerial duel between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho will be in the spotlight as well, and people who don't like them are surely talking.
Actually, the Mourinho haters have been quiet, but those who don't like Guardiola have been talking loud lately. First, it was Yaya Touré's manager who unleashed against the Catalan manager. This week, a Manchester United legend and the big-time agent of three big-time United players had a lot to say about the Manchester City boss.
Mino Raiola, the mega-agent that sold Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba spoke in a radio interview, and he did not hold back when trash-talking Guardiola:
"Everyone knows I don't like him. I like people who have a different character to Guardiola. I don't hate him... because hate consumes you. But I don't like him. He's a good coach but his football is a bit boring to me...
Me, I'm a professional. I want to do the best for my clients. He? He doesn't have the balls to sit down with me."
Source: Cadena Cope via M.E.N.
I love how Raiola starts all philosophical with "I don't hate him, because hate consumes you", but follows it up with a reference to Pep Guardiola's testicles. That's adorable.
Another big-time Guardiola hater to speak out this week was legendary United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who thinks that Guardiola's success with Barcelona and Bayern Munich is result of luck, and that luck will not help him in the monstruous Premier League.
"What he did with Barcelona was fantastic. He was very lucky he had the players at Barcelona but he was clever in what he did.
"The Premier League is a completely different animal to any other in the world. It just goes on and on and on, you feel it never stops, even in March you have 12 games to go, you think will this ever stop?
"He was okay at Bayern Munich. I have to say he was okay. For me, personally, he changed a really good, entertaining team to be become more boring to watch."
Source: Sky Sports
Pep Guardiola must be soooooooooooooooo angry with those comments, amirite?