Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has accused Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill of trying to 'destroy' his footballing career.
The Danish shot-stopper has rekindled his war of words with his former boss after claiming he was deliberately frozen out at Villa Park.
The 32-year-old moved to newly-promoted Stoke during the summer after his contract at Aston Villa expired, and is clearly bitter over his final days at Villa Park.
Sorensen claims a number of top-flight clubs had shown an interest in signing him during his final season at Villa Park, but he claims O'Neill put a stop on any transfer away from the Midlands.
Sorensen, who cost Villa £2,250,000 from Sunderland in 2003, told the Daily Mirror: "It stayed personal for him and had nothing to do with football.
"This summer it was so crazy and insane that I suddenly realised my manager could destroy my career.
"He said to me and two others that he didn't use me because I just wasn't good enough but at the same time he didn't want to let me go to another club.
"He must really have had a down on me, because why would he effectively destroy my chances for me to change clubs?"
Sorensen has made six appearances for Stoke so far this season, keeping a clean sheet last time out against Liverpool at Anfield, and helping Stoke to a 3-2 win against his former employers in August.