As a coach, he is phenomenal- Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Guardiola
The player told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “We never had an open confrontation, but only because of him.
When we were about to face each other, he hid. He waited for me to pass and then he got out of the locker room.
As a coach he is a phenomenon, but as a man…”
Ibrahimovic made no secret of his conflict with Guardiola (he is famously quoted as saying that former Blaugrana coach is ‘not a man’) and has once blamed Leo Messi’s desire to play in a central role for his departure.
With regards Jose Mourinho, Zlatan has only good things to say about the Portuguese. In his classic Ibra fashion, the striker admits his ‘incredible’ career was affected by Mourinho even though they worked together just for a couple of seasons.
Ibra said about Mourinho: “I feel he has had an impact on my incredible career. He is still the Special One, a winner. I hope he will be back in action soon, and I am sure he’ll start to win immediately.”