Yaya Toure's agent issues response to Pep Guardiola

Yaya Toure's agent speaks exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ and refuses to apologise to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Dimitri Seluk says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola should be saying sorry himself rather than demanding an apology from Yaya Toure.

Toure has been told he will not play for City again unless Guardiola gets an apology for Seluk's criticism of his decision to omit the player from City's Champions League squad.

But that apology will not come from Seluk, who has accused Guardiola of behaving like "a king" on the back of eight straight wins at the start of his City career.

Pep Guardiola said Toure will not play for City again unless the club and the players get an apology from agent Dimitri Seluk

And Toure's agent has gone further, telling Sky Sports News HQ it is the City boss who ought to say sorry - to predecessor Manuel Pellegrini and axed England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

"What do I need to apologise for?" he said. "Guardiola wins a few games and he thinks he is king. I live in Europe so I can say whatever I like and Guardiola can't stop me.

"Okay, I will apologise to Guardiola if he will apologise to Pellegrini for what he did to him. If you are a gentleman, this just does not happen.

"Pellegrini signed a new contract last year and then he gets pushed out for Guardiola to come in. Pellegrini was a gentleman.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and Manchester City's Yaya Toure during a training session.
Image: City goalkeeper Joe Hart and Toure during a training session.

"Guardiola also needs to apologise to Joe Hart. It is not normal and it is not right to come to England and to get rid of the few English players. When you come to a country you must respect the country and respect its people."

Hart joined Torino on loan last month after winning two Premier League titles alongside Toure, whose performances in Manchester helped him to four straight African Footballer of the Year awards.

Pep Guardiola said Toure will not play for City again unless the club and the players get an apology from agent Dimitri Seluk

Seluk said: " When Yaya went to Man City,  they could only dream about the Champions League. The biggest stars in Europe did not want to come to City, but Yaya came. They weren't a big club. After he arrives they started winning; two league titles, cups and now the semis of the Champions League.

"I want Man City to win everything; to win all their games because it means more trophies for Yaya. City have great players, but Guardiola wants new future for Yaya, for Hart…and they won't be the last.

"I respect managers like Claudio Ranieri who achieve without spending so much money on players."

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