Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Pep bashing continues unabated.
You’ve got to give it to Ibra- his flair for the melodramatic extends to the media from the field, where he routinely scores sensational goals.
Loves a good headline does the big Swede, Ibra.
Perhaps because he wants his book ‘I am Zlatan’ to sell like hotcakes in Germany, Ibra has reiterated his belief that Bayern Munich boss, Pep Guardiola, is “a coward.”
Speaking to Bild after the release of his book in Germany, Ibra said of his ex-boss at Barcelona: "Guardiola is a fantastic coach. But as a human? He is a coward. He is no man."
Ibra also claims that he was axed at Barca because Lionel Messi was jealous of him.
He says that Messi complained to Pep that "I scored more goals than him," and after that, he barely got a look-in at the Camp Nou.
"I told him that if I don't fit here, you have to please tell me that. But all I got was sweet talk. 'Ibra you are a super player, you do everything right'. But I still ended up on the bench," he said.
Ibra has also done his utmost to cast Guardiola and his bête noir- Jose Mourinho- as polar opposites.
Saying he would “die” for The Special One, who coached him successfully at Inter Milan, Ibra added: "He [Mourinho] is outstanding. Very intelligent and a great motivator. Guardiola’s philosophical team talks on the other hand -- they are bull***t for the advanced.
"Mourinho can handle personalities, he is able to form a team out of 11 characters. But Guardiola isn't. Why did he opt for Munich? Because the team functions without him.
"It's a complete team. He bought new players, but he does not need them. It was a smart move by Guardiola, because nothing can go wrong in Munich. He will have success."
In the interview, Ibra also says that he would consider playing for Bundelisga champions Bayer, “but only after Guardiola is gone.”
However, that does not seem likely, after Bayern president Uli Hoeness hit back in Bild.
"I think Ibrahimovic is a sour prima donna and never got over leaving Barcelona,” he said.