Misfit striker Bernardo Corradi is on a collision course with Stuart Pearce after criticising the Manchester City boss and describing his first season in the Premiership as a 'nightmare'.
Corradi arrived at Eastlands last summer in a free transfer from Parma but has struggled to find his feet in English football.
The former Italy international has been sent off twice and scored only three times in 27 appearances.
Since the arrival of Emile Mpenza at Eastlands in January, the well-travelled Italian has been relegated to the substitute's bench and Corradi has slammed both Pearce's management style and his City team-mates.
"The manager is typically English. He expects you to go out and beat the other team without knowing how they play. There's no preparation. It has been a nightmare," he told the Daily Star Sunday.
"Then I woke up on the morning of the FA Cup quarter-final (against Blackburn Rovers on March 11) to read that the captain (Richard Dunne) had criticised all the foreign players."
Corradi has played for Parma, Valencia, Lazio, Inter and Chievo during his career and was part of Italy's Euro 2004 squad.