Yaya Toure’s agent has called Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a “weak manager” and criticised the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain.
Toure’s performances have come under the microscope amid a dismal run for City which has seen them go from title contenders to being in a battle simply to finish in the top four.
But agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed the club are trying to make Toure a scapegoat for bigger problems behind the scenes. He told the Sunday Mirror: “Some people at City are trying to blame Yaya for what has happened this season. But those people aren’t taking responsibility for their own mistakes.
“I am talking about executives who have bought players for a lot of money, and then put those players on the bench. Executives who spend a lot of money on Stevan Jovetic and then drop him from the Champions League squad. I feel sorry for Pellegrini. He’s a good coach, but a weak manager. “He won the title with the team left behind by (predecessor) Roberto Mancini.”