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Swede aims parting shot...

New AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit out at former coach Pep Guardiola after his exit from Barcelona, claiming that the Spaniard was the only person who wanted him to leave Camp Nou.

The 28-year-old joined Milan this week after a spell in Catalonia in which he never managed to hit the heights his pedigree promised.

"In my book, a great coach solves his problems. A small-time coach runs from them," Ibrahimovic told reporters, as quoted by the Press Association.

"There was only one person (on the Barcelona team) who wanted to get rid of me.

"I have never had problems with any coach before during my career. But suddenly I had a thousand problems and I had no communication with 'the Philosopher'. No communication whatsoever. I don't know what his problem was."

And the Swede insists that he was simply left with no option but to find a new club.

"I couldn't take it. I had no choice but to find a new place of work and I was lucky to go to a club like Milan," he added.

"I am 28 years old and cannot afford to lose a year sitting on the bench and watching the weather."

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