Zlatan Ibrahimovic once said it was like a group of school kids taking summer lessons from an old headmaster when queried on what the atmosphere of working with current City Coach Pep Guardiola was like.
Despite overseeing perhaps the most dominant era exhibited by a particular club in recent times, Guardiola never found it easy working with ego-massage-needing players. From falling out with Ronaldinho and then subsequently almost every big name that later joined the side reportedly against the better judgment of the Catalan-born coach.
At Manchester City, given the recruitment policy that makes them appear in the full image of the money bag they are, chances of the Spaniard clashing with alter-egos was inevitable.
Although Yaya Toure, who he reportedly never liked while at Barcelona, seemed to have reignited the silent hostility of few years ago, later appearances of the Ivorian in most of The Citizens’ starting line-up seems suggests they patched things up.