Donachie Resigns – Second Resignation In A Week

Newcastle’s Reserve team manager Willie Donachie last night resigned from his coaching position at Newcastle, after he had initially been suspended by Alan Pardew, due to what were thought to be  disciplinary problems.

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Willie Donachie – resigned last night

But then there was news that during the game against the Sunderland U21 team, he had struck U21 player Remie Streete after he had conceded the penalty that led to Sunderland’s first goal in their 3-0 win on Monday night – two days after the first team was hammered at St. James’ Park last Saturday..

Here is Newcastle’s club statement on the dismissal:

Newcastle United can confirm that Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as Reserve Team Manager with immediate effect.

The Club will be making no further comment.

Alan Pardew had suspended the Scottish coach earlier in the day, pending an investigation, but the news was that Remie Streete and his father had gone to see manager Alan Pardew and informed him of the incident.

It’s not been a good week for Newcastle United Football Club  – but we’ll come back from this.

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4 comments so far

  • Slank

    Feb 7, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Is a Newcastle United resignation a euphemism for being sacked?

  • naptoon

    Feb 7, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t think streete comes out covered in glory snitching on a pensioner … Whatever happened to what happens in the dressing room stays there especially after another derby thrashing. Could’ve lamped a few of the first teamers myself after the debacle on Saturday.

  • Sav

    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m Spartacus.

  • ballerfan2

    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I can’t believe that some are attempting to defend this loutish behaviour. He is supposed to be setting a good example to these young players by promoting good practice among colleagues and fellow professionals. If this is the kind of reaction being taught in our youth set up then I await a rash of red cards and more sensational and negative press for NUFC down the line.


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