Man Utd-bound Ibrahimovic wants Guardiola revenge


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has claimed that the Swedish skipper ‘wants revenge’ on his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola next season.

Ibrahimovic infamously fell out with Guardiola during his short-lived spell at Barcelona and went on to describe the Spaniard as a “spineless coward” in his autobiography ‘I am Zlatan’.

The former Paris Saint-Germain talisman is widely expected to join Manchester United this summer, the local-rivals of Guardiola’s new club Manchester City and Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola claims that the striker ‘learned a lot’ during his one-season spell at Barcelona under Guardiola.

“I think he wants revenge on Guardiola, although he does not live for it because you shouldn’t have two graves – one for him and one for the enemy,” Raiola told Marca.

“You learn more from defeats than you do from victories, and Zlatan learned a lot from what happened with Guardiola.”

Despite their differences, however, Raiola suggests that Ibrahimovic admires the former Bayern Munich boss as a coach.

“As a person, I don’t like him either,” added Raiola. “Zlatan admits he is a great coach and I can think it but refuse to admit it.”

Ibrahimovic, who is currently on international duty to represent Sweden in the Euro 16, scored a career-high of 38 goals in 31 league appearances for PSG last season and is expected to sign a one-year contract with Manchester United next month to reunite with his former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho, who the striker once described as a the person ‘I was willing to die for’.

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