2 2 Yaya Toure has launched an extraordinary attack on Pep Guardiola following his departure from Manchester City.The Ivory Coast midfielder has accused the City manager of seeking revenge against him, claimed his coaching reputation is a myth and suggested he “has problems” with African players.Toure, who joined City in 2010, was a key player for the club for a number of years but was reduced to a bit-part role following Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad in 2016.The pair had previously fallen out during their time together at Barcelona, when Guardiola had deemed Toure surplus to requirements.And, opening up to France Football about their relationship in an exclusive interview this week, Toure made a scathing attack on the Spaniard.Pep likes to dominate and wants to have obedient players who lick his hands. I do not like this kind of relationship,” he said.“I respect my coach but I am not his thing. Like all players, I have bickered with my coaches. But at a certain point, men who do not understand each other reconcile. This is not possible with Pep, who is very rigid.“The other players will never admit it publicly but some have already told me that they ended up hating him. Because he manipulates and plays a lot with your head.“He was cruel to me. Do you really think Barcelona could have done that with Iniesta? I came to wonder if it was not because of my color.“I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question. Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others.“When we realise that he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions…“When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans – and not naturalised Africans – I promise I will send him a cake!” Man City great Yaya Toure clashed with Pep Guardiola Toure only made one start in the Premier League for City in 2017/18 – in their final home match of the season after they had already secured the title – and was left out of the squad for the EFL Cup final.He continued: When he arrived at City, he told me right away that he needed me to coach the youth. Even if I had some options to leave, I thought that I would be able to enter the legend of the Citizens. The same thing last summer when he asked me to stay.“Maybe he was afraid of losing control of the dressing room if I left because he knew what I was representing for the group? But after the transfer window closed, I saw that I was removed from the team.“I think I was dealing with someone who just wanted revenge on me.I do not know why but I have the impression that he was jealous of me, that he took me for a rival. There you have it.“We always looked at each other weirdly. He was spinning around me without saying anything, watching me, gauging me, but not talking to me. Yet he knows that I speak Catalan, Spanish and English.“It should be enough to communicate both. But apparently no … Every time we passed each other, he seemed embarrassed. As if I made him a little self-conscious. As if, also, he had understood that I knew him perfectly.Toure then went on to claim that Guardiola’s reputation as one of the greatest managers of all-time is not deserved.He added: “I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth a bit. Barcelona, he did not invent it. He just had the intelligence to adapt what Cruyff had set up.“Then, at Bayern and City, he tried to reproduce the same patterns but with this requirement: working with his players and with almost unlimited means. It would not work at Crystal Palace or Watford.“For me, Zidane is bigger because he has fewer requirements and shows great respect for all his players. Pep, he wants to be considered a genius. He loves it. But there is a lot of comedy behind all this, its a bit of anything. He creates a character.“When I see him scratching his head in full match to show that he thinks thoroughly, it makes me laugh. Its comedy.