Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has hinted that manager Pep Guardiola is racist and that he has problems with African players.
Yaya Toure was speaking about the Spanish tactician in an interview with France Football.
The former Ivorian international played for two seasons at Spanish giants Barcelona under Guardiola before he was sold to Manchester City in a £24m deal in 2010.
The pair reunited at the Etihad Stadium in 2016 when Guardiola was appointed manager.
Yaya Toure played for another two seasons under Guardiola before his contract with the Citizens ended this summer.
In his words, Toure said: “I do not know why but I have the impression that he was jealous, he took me for a rival. As if I made him a little shade.
“He was cruel to me. I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.
“I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question.
“When we realise he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions.
“I want to be the one who breaks the myth of Guardiola.” he concluded.