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.
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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