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Man City maestro’s future in turmoil after agent launches astonishing attack on club

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure’s future at the club has been thrown into doubt after his agent launched a scathing attack on the club’s hierarchy.

Monaco-based agent Dimitri Seluk believes that Toure is being blamed for City’s sub-standard season, following speculation that the champions will sell the Ivory Coast midfielder in the summer.

Seluk has branded manager Manuel Pellegrini “a good coach, but a weak manager.”

Speaking to Sunday Mirror Sport, Seluk reserved most of his ire for chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain.

“Some people at City are trying to blame Yaya for what has happened this season,” Seluk said.

“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.”

It is believed Pellegrini will be given the boot if City fail to qualify for the Champions League, which remains a distinct possibility given the Etihad Stadium outfit have lost their last five away games in all competitions and are just four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League.

The roles of Soriano and Begiristain will also be put under the spotlight after City spent £86 million on Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony, Fernando, Willy Caballero and Bacary Sagna, none of whom have had stand-out seasons.

City will reportedly look to offload £220,000-a-week Toure, and former Etihad boss Mancini has made it clear he wants to take him to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

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