AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists Pep Guardiola comments are not personal: 'I would dedicate my book to him'

The Swedish striker says that he has nothing against the 40-year-old coach as a man following comments in his autobiography in which he criticised his Barcelona regime
AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists his comments in his autobiography criticising Pep Guardiola were nothing personal, adding that he would dedicate the book to the Barcelona boss if he wanted.

The Swedish striker, who left the club acrimoniously in 2010, was castigated by a host of former teammates for his observations on the 40-year-old in his autobiography, but says he is not looking to antagonise anyone.

"I would dedicate it to him. I'm not picking a fight. I have nothing against the person, but against the situation. I said what I had to say," Ibrahimovic told La Gazetta dello Sport.

"I don't care if I disappointed Xavi," he added.

Meanwhile, Roma's Bojan Krkic, another former Barcelona player now plying his trade in Serie A, refused to comment on the saga surrounding his former team-mate and manager.

"I don't want to talk any more about Guardiola or Barcelona. My 'Barcelona' is now Roma," the striker stated.

"There are things about him [Ibrahimovic] that I won't go into. Everyone has a way of acting."