By FOX SPORTS staff
The Swedish international moved to the Camp Nou during Guardiola's reign as Barcelona manager in a blockbuster 70 million Euro deal, but stayed for only two years before leaving on loan to AC Milan.
Speaking to The Times, Ibrahimovic disclosed that Guardiola gave him the cold shoulder for much of their time together simply because he refused to tone down on his personality.
"In my first days, I was told by Guardiola that Barcelona players do not drive fast cars; that they keep a low profile, he wanted me to think of myself as just an ordinary guy. But I am Zlatan: I like to be different, to be an original. Guardiola couldn’t cope with that," Ibrahimovic said.
"Every time I walked into the coffee room, he walked out. When he went past me in the corridor, he looked at the floor. He is not a man. He can be the best coach in the world, but I don’t care. One day, I exploded at him in the dressing room. Even then, he didn’t speak to me."
While the forward admitted that Barcelona had produced some stellar names, he found the club's obedient ways hard to stomach.
"Don’t get me wrong: I like Messi and Iniesta. What they can do with the ball is unbelievable," Ibrahimovic stated.
“But they are so sensible, so quiet. They did exactly what they were told and never complained about anything."