Pep Guardiola has come under fire from former employee Bayern Munich doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who has said the Manchester City boss has a complete disregard for the health of his players.
The veteran doctor often clashed with Guardiola when he was manager of Bayern and has now spoken out, slamming the current Manchester City boss.
The Furious former Allianz specialist had a long standing role with the Bundesliga giants but was phased out by Guardiola after his divisive methods lead to a breakdown in a once professional relationship.
However the 75 year-old returned to his post last November following the return of Jupp Heynckes as coach.
“[Guardiola] completely neglected the medical profession,” he said.
“It was not about recovery of the players, but only freedom from pain. It was not about the healing of injuries, it was completely against my philosophy.
“He underestimated me and wanted to make an underling. He overestimated himself and thinks he knows better than anybody. That’s a tell for insecurity.
“I was too big for him. I had the backing of the club of the team, and wonderful status. Those things just happen. You can’t dream of them. You can’t reach them.
“He could not bear that I was the same as him, so I had to be trimmed and he used every opportunity to dupe me.”
Muller-Wohlfahrt has already criticised Guardiola in his biography, Seeing with your Hands: My Life and my Medicine, in which he claims the former Barcelona boss was consumed by a fear of failure.
“I think Pep Guardiola is a person with a weak self-confidence who does everything to hide that from other people,” he added.
“Because of that he seems to live in a constant fear. Not so much of defeats but of the loss of power and authority.”
Guardiola left Bayern after three seasons in the summer of 2016.