Manchester City Legend Texts Jurgen Klopp After Every Win, Doesn't Have Pep Guardiola's Number
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Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has revealed he texts Jurgen Klopp whenever Liverpool win - but does not have Pep Guardiola's number currently.
Toure played for Guardiola at Barcelona, playing 118 times and winning two La Liga titles as well as the Champions League.
They linked up again in 2016 when Guardiola was appointed as City boss but Toure was left out of the Champions League squad and looked surplus to requirements.
He returned to the squad and played a total of 48 times under Guardiola in their two seasons together at the Etihad Stadium.
But after leaving City in 2018, Toure accused Guardiola of "having problems with Africans". Toure would later apologise for his commenxt but Guardiola refused to respond.
And these days, Toure is instead on better terms with Guardiola's managerial rival Klopp.
"Klopp, when he wins games, I text him and he is delighted and he always invites me (to meet him) and texts me back," Toure said in a new interview with The Times.
"Does this guy rest? I don’t think so, he loves football. He’s a top, top, guy."
In 2018, Toure's outspoken agent Dimitri Seluk claimed Guardiola will never win the trophy again due to "an African curse" and said it was a "crime" that he used him as a bit-part player in his final year at City.
🗣 Yaya Toure's agent, Dimitry Seluk, on Pep in 2018:— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) May 29, 2021
"He turned all Africa against himself. I’m sure that many African shamans in the future will not allow Guardiola to win the UCL. This will be for Guardiola an African curse. Life will show whether I am right or not.”
But Toure, who has been assistant manager at Olympic Donetsk and Akhmat Grozny and wants to embark on a career in coaching, is desperate to reconnect with Guardiola.
"I put that in the past and put it down to the Covid situation," Toure added.
"I wish to see him. I will be delighted. I need to talk to people who have a passion for football. I haven’t been in touch with him because I don’t have his number."
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