Pep Guardiola hits back at Yaya Toure’s racism accusation

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Toure, who also played under Guardiola at Barcelona before the Catalan sold him to City, pointed to the treatment his compatriot Wilfried Bony received when Guardiola arrived at City.

Yaya Toure is leaving Manchester City this summer, and the Ivory Coast worldwide has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals West Ham United.

Guardiola has since achieved success at Bayern Munich and City as he continues his quest to be the greatest coach in the world.

"He knows I'm not", insisted Guardiola when asked about Toure's previous claims the Spaniard "has problems with Africans". "We were together two years and now is when he says it". He never told me face to face'.

Toure made his final appearance for City in a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in May.

Ahead of the match, Guardiola was full of praise for the 35-year-old. The Manchester City manager has now responded to those allegations. "When I stop coaching, you will find me playing golf". It was a fantastic age where I was taking on the world and we took it on, with some incredible players, a young president, Txiki.

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GettyPep Guardiola enjoyed four years as Barcelona's first-team coach

"We are the best?" said the City boss to the Daily Mirror.

The 26-year-old Italy global has been a long-standing transfer target for Guardiola.

The French side issued a statement on Saturday confirming the end of negotiations, a direct response to Liverpool's decision to pull out of the deal 24 hours earlier.

West Ham United reportedly want Yaya Toure.

"I let the board manage Chelsea in the best way they can in the coming weeks".

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