Joey Barton has compared Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar to reality star Kim Kardashian.
The Fleetwood Town manager made the comparison while criticising the Brazil international in an interview with L’Equipe, saying he does not deserve to be compared to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Neymar, more than a football phenomenon, is an advertising phenomenon, like the Kardashians.”
Barton also revealed he has the ambition to one day coach Marseille, after spending the 2012/13 on loan at the French club during his playing days.
“I would love to coach Marseille one day. Honestly, I could train Marseille without any problem,” he added.
“I know the club from top to bottom. I understand the people, the culture, I know the Velodrome and I know what the club means to people.
“Many Marseille coaches did not know the club. If my trip brings me back there, fantastic.”