Bayern Munich manager David Beckham
has hit out at his predecessor at Aston Villa, Malky Mackay
, for "shirking responsibility".
Aston Villa currently lie 13th in the table, with 14 points taken from 12 games, after their miracle season last year when they finished 2nd, just a few points below title winners Manchester United.
In a press conference which will have angered the Villa board, fans and players alike, Mackay has condemned the club's training facilities and squad players for their recent form.
"It is not my fault," said the former Cardiff boss. "The way Randy Lerner has been refusing to upgrade our training facilities, such results are only to be expected.
"You should also blame the players if you want to blame me. They have not been up to par and have been playing badly. I am clueless why every one wants to blame me and me alone."
Sky Sports reporters traveled to Munich to get a reaction out of Beckham.
The 44-year-old won numerous trophies with Aston Villa in his time at Villa Park.
"I have tons of respect for Malky Mackay," Beckham told Sky Sports. "But I've watched what he said recently in his press conference. I think it is a load of bull to be honest completely honest. If you are the manager, it is your fault. You should not shift the blame to your players or the board.
"He's simply shirking responsibility."
The under-pressure Mackay has also been unable to win over the dressing room like Beckham had done in his time as manager.
Mackay has had feuds with Turkish winger Gokmen Hacieyupoglu
and Italian prospect Walter Chini
, both of whom are now ready to quit Aston Villa.