Holloway clashed with Campana days before Palace exit

Ian Holloway clashed with Jose Campana during his final game in charge of Crystal Palace, it has been revealed.

Ian Holloway clashed with Jose Campana during his final game in charge of Crystal Palace, it has been revealed.

The 50-year-old parted company with the south London club on Wednesday following 48 hours of crisis talks with co-chairman Steve Parish in the aftermath of Monday's 4-1 home defeat to Fulham.

The Daily Mail says Holloway was embroiled in a heated confrontation with Campana after the Spaniard refused accept criticism of his first-half display.

Holloway is said to have been far from impressed with Campana's performance during the opening 45 minutes and let the Spain Under-21 international know of his displeasure.

The situation escalated when Campana angrily answered his manager back, much to his team-mates and Holloway's surprise.

Campana's petulance left Holloway - who viewed the move as a challenge to his authority - furious and the manager made the instant decision to substitute the 20-year-old in place of Jerome Thomas.

Speaking on Wednesday as he confirmed his exit, Holloway said: "Some of the new lads, their attitude, I’m finding it slightly annoying."

 
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