Friday 29 April 2016 12:38, UK
Chung-yong Lee says he wants to leave Crystal Palace this summer after growing tired of Alan Pardew's "short-term vision".
The South Korea international winger has two years left on his Palace deal but has started just four Premier League games this season, and in an interview with Korea's Sport Seoul he has made a series of claims about Pardew's management style.
The publication quotes Lee as questioning Pardew's "absurd" decision-making, with the 27-year-old also stating his manager is too "hot tempered" during games. Lee even claims that, during one match, he had to tell his boss he had used all his substitutes.
"I have a contract with Crystal Palace until 2018 but I don't have any reason to stay here next season," said Lee, signed from Bolton by Pardew in February last year.
"I think I should try to talk to other clubs. If I had enough opportunities and had disappointed here, I would not make any excuses. But I never had opportunities.
"Pardew said he had wanted to sign me at Newcastle as well. It seemed that he really wanted to sign me so I decided to join Crystal Palace. But I got injured in January and returned in April. During that time, Crystal Palace did really well with Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha. So my place was gone.
"Pardew runs the team with very short-term vision. We have a great squad but he plays the same players again and again until someone gets injured. Then his replacement cannot play well because he is playing for the first time in two months. I think that's why we have not done well in the latter half of season."
Pardew famously clashed with Arsene Wenger in the technical area during his time at West Ham and was banned for seven matches while at Newcastle for clashing with a Hull player.
Lee said: "Pardew is very smart in training but he's too hot tempered in matches, so he even forgets how many substitutes are left.
"He told me to warm up, then we used all three substitutes, so I sat on the bench again. Five minutes later, he told me to warm up again so I told him there were no substitutes left. He just said: 'Oh, sorry'.
"Pardew also made me train as a starter for the whole week and decided to leave me out on matchday as an injured player who had not trained all week recovered and felt okay on the day. That was absurd."
Palace - eight points above the bottom three with three games to play - won nine league games by mid-December and then went almost four months without a victory before defeating Norwich.