Yaya Toure Opens Up On His Dispute With Guardiola Following Claims That Man City Boss Has Issues With Africans. Manchester City veteran Yaya Toure has spoken out about his feud with Pep Guardiola, admitting that he is willing to sit down and sort it out.
In a 2018 interview with France Football magazine, the Ivorian footballer claimed that Guardiola did not like African players. Last year, he told Sportsmail that he wrote a letter to his former manager to end their feud but never received a response.
Toure brought up the subject again in his current interview with the Daily Mail, asking Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to the table for a heart-to-heart.
“I would be more than happy to talk with him,” the Tottenham Hotspur Under-16’s manager said.
“I’m on a different pathway now. I will be someone who tries to understand my players, different cultures and footballers, bringing them together to make a team. I will become a manager one day.”
Toure stated in his controversial 2018 interview that if Guardiola ever fielded a squad with five African players, he would give him a cake.
“(Guardiola) insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out,” he said.
“But when you realize that he has problems with Africans, wherever he goes, I ask myself questions. He will never admit it. But the day he will line up a team in which we find five Africans, not naturalized, I promise I will send him a cake.”
Since then, Toure has made attempts to apologise to the boss for his unkind words, but he has not been successful.