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Relations between the Sweden captain and Manchester City’s incoming coach have been notoriously strained since they worked together at Barcelona, and that wound is set to be reopened with the pair likely to face-off in the Premier League next season.
“I think he wants revenge on Guardiola, although he does not live for it because you shouldn’t have two graves – one for him and one for the enemy,” said Raiola in an exclusive interview with MARCA.
“You learn more from defeats than you do from victories, and Zlatan learned a lot from what happened with Guardiola.”
However, despite the animosity that exists with Guardiola, Ibrahimovic has made no secret of his respect for the Catalan coach.
“As a person, I don’t like him either,” added Raiola. “Zlatan admits he is a great coach and I can think it but refuse to admit it.”