Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish launched into a furious row with Charles N'Zogbia at Newcastle United, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail says the France international and his manager had a face-to-face confrontation in front of startled team-mates after the 2-1 defeat.

The 25-year-old winger made his feelings known on Twitter afterwards, saying he had never been so unhappy playing football.

McLeish heads into Sunday's home clash against Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City insisting he has the 'bottle' to see through the job, amid the threat of fans' protests and dressing-room unrest.