The Magpies have endured a woeful campaign yet again and are facing a huge task to avoid relegation.
They are currently two points behind 17th-placed Norwich with just four games remaining.
Lee, who enjoy ten successful years on Tyneside, has let rip at the current crop of Toon players.
He told 888Sport: “The club has been run awfully for a long time from top to bottom. When we had Keegan and Sir John Hall and the team we all pulled in the same direction.