Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has hit out once again at Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola, stating that his success over the years is down to the money he has spent and the talent at his disposal. The Spaniard has worked with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, winning multiple trophies, but Seluk believes that for him to uncover his true worth, he needs to manage a team like Sunderland and lead them to success.

Toure has been frozen out of the team and Guardiola insists that he will not get a look in unless he apologises to the club for his agent's comments. Seluk, on the other hand, has come out with his own version of the events and insists that his client or himself have nothing to be sorry about and that the Spaniard should be the one to come out with an apology.

The agent went on to add that it was the likes of Lionel Messi that aided Guardiola's success and not the other way round. Guardiola has had a brilliant start to his City campaign, winning all his nine games in charge and is looking good to improve his record further.

"Pep was successful at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but take a look behind that success. The team he took at Barca had been built by Frank Rijkaard and then he was lucky to have Lionel Messi. It was Messi who made Barca, not Pep. Luis Enrique has shown that Barca's success was not down to Guardiola," Seluk told Sky Sports News, as quoted by ChronicleLive.

Pep Guardiola
Guardiola accepts there will be dips during his City tenure. Getty Images

"If Pep wants to prove himself as a great manager, then he should go to Zaragoza or Sunderland. Let's see how good he is when he doesn't take over a great team and hasn't got half-a-billion pounds to spend. Could he do what Claudio Ranieri has done at Leicester or Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham?

"Well we will never know because if City don't win the league and the Champions League this season they will just give him another £100m or £200m to spend until he gets it right. That isn't good management."