The striker slams the former Barcelona coach.
There are no punches being pulled in Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahomvic’s new book, as the Swede criticises former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
Despite the fact that the Spaniard is one of the most highly regarded managers working in world football currently, Ibrahimovic tells a different story from when the 31-year-old spent a year at the Nou Camp.
The forward shines a less than positive light on the current Bayern Munich boss and claims that the 44-year-old was scared of rival Jose Mourinho.
“He [Guardiola] was a brick wall. I didn’t see any signs of life from him, and every hour with the club I wished I could be out of there,” Ibrahimovic writes in the book ‘I Am Zlatan Ibrahomovic’, quoted by the Telegraph.
“I yelled, ‘You haven’t got any balls!’ and worse than that I added, ‘You’re s******* yourself in front of [Jose] Mourinho. You can go to hell!'”
“He’s a spineless coward.”
The PSG star is clearly not sitting on the fence with the player’s opinion of Guardiola, having had a turbulent season in Catalonia in 2010 after becoming the club’s record signing.
Despite a fairly decent scoring tally of 22 goals in 48 matches in all competitions, Ibrahimovic was considered unwanted at Barca after 12 months and was loaned to AC Milan – before making the switch permanent.
The Sweden international’s time in La Liga is the one blip on an otherwise hugely impressive career and the striker has clearly not forgiven Guardiola for that turbulent period.