Zlatan Ibrahimovic Blasts ‘Small Time’ Pep Guardiola

Chris Wright

2nd, September 2010

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By Chris Wright

AC Milan new-boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has levelled a fairly vicious (and fairly petty) parting shot at his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, accusing him of being a ‘small time coach’ and inferring that the Barca coach didn’t possess the necessary steel to handle the presence of a certain lolloping Swedish gobshite in his team.

So said Ibra;

“In my book, a great coach solves his problems. A small-time coach runs from them. There was only one person [at Barcelona] who wanted to get rid of me.

I have never had problems with any coach before during my career. But suddenly I had a thousand problems and I had no communication with ‘the Philosopher’. No communication whatsoever. I don’t know what his problem was.

I couldn’t take it. I had no choice but to find a new place of work and I was lucky to go to a club like Milan. I am 28-years-old and cannot afford to lose a year sitting on the bench and watching the weather.”

Whereas two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey, a couple of Spanish Super Cup winners medals, a Champions League title, a UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA Club World Cup title (all secured during a relatively short managerial career) would hardly suggest that Pep is a ‘small time’ coach, who are we to argue with the great Zlatan?

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11 Comments

  1. Meji says:

    ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC!!!!!! MILAN!!!!! Love it! I like Pep too though. I’m torn.

  2. zeebarca says:

    SO SELFISH AND A GLORY LOVING TWAT ZLATAN IS…WITH THE SERVICE HE GOT FROM XAVI INIESTA MESSI HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A REVELATION BUT HE SUCKED AND GOT KICKED OUT OF LALIGA

  3. C says:

    Well, my mums dog could win titles with a team like Barcelona.
    I think the gobshite meant that Pep is a “small time coach” on a personal level.

  4. C says:

    OMG CAN I HAS CAPSBURGERZ?

  5. johnny says:

    C, what did Rijkaard do in the before-Guardiola seasons?

    Apparently your mum’s dog is a way better coach than you and most people. Zlatan is just frustrated and he has to find people to blame for his failure. Enter the “self-serving bias”

  6. The Belgian says:

    I’m gonna lol when in a couple of months it turns out he’s rubbish for Milan too

  7. Domm says:

    Johnny, Rijkaard won the Champions League and two La Liga titles. I’m guessing you mean the couple of seasons before Pep arrived, but still…

  8. J says:

    It’s so annoying when people don’t stick to the facts, and i heard it everywhere, saying ibra didn’t ajust with barça’s system. he scored like 10 goals in the first 10 games before getting injured and still managed to assist like as many goals as he scored.

    Guardiola obviously isnt a small time coach, but in this case he didnt even try to make it work.

  9. Daisy Raskil says:

    Arogant Besterd!

    Good player but another kunt you dont need in the changing room to fuck everything up. A shit stirer who believes that they are bigger than the team.

    Go away

  10. Cassious says:

    should have gone to liverpool…

  11. Colleen says:

    Ibras a good player, but he’s such a douche.
    I’m happy to have him off of barca, i couldn’t stand his bullshit anymore

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