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5 Stars Who Fell Out With Pep

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been criticised by a number of players in the past, the latest being Franck Ribery – here are the Spaniard's highest-profile fallouts.  

Click through the mini-gallery to see some of the players Guardiola fell out with.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swede played under Guardiola for one season at FC Barcelona, and while there seemed to be tension between the two throughout Ibrahimovic's stay in Spain, things blew up after he left for AC Milan. The forward had some harsh words for the Spaniard in his 2013 autobiography, including that Guardiola was "not a man".

Yaya Toure

The Ivorian left Barca in 2010, and later revealed that Guardiola ignored him for a year until Manchester City made a bid for his services. After quitting the Catalan club, Toure admitted he had wanted to retire in Spain, but felt the manager had no faith in him. The pair have, of course, reunited in England at the Citizens, and, for now, it is believed that Toure could be staying at the club.

Bojan Krkic

Bojan was tipped to be one of the world's most exciting talents when he came through the ranks at Barca, but things did not go as planned for the Spaniard. After permanently leaving the Blaugrana in 2014, the Stoke City forward suggested it was because of Guardiola making one too many broken promises.

Samuel Eto'o

The Cameroonian, who was a fan favourite at Barca, slammed Guardiola's man-management after leaving, saying the boss had no respect for him in his final season at the club. Eto'o also once said that the manager tried to give him striking advice, something he could not fathom.

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Franck Ribery

The retired French international was the latest to publicly slam Guardiola, saying that the former Bayern Munich boss had hardly any experience at the highest level. Ribery also questioned the Spaniard's team selections at Bayern Munich, as well as how he over-complicated the beautiful game.

Do you think Guardiola has the potential to fall out with someone at City? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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