Newcastle United have issued a short statement on Peter Beardsley and that he has left his position as the Newcastle U23 coach.
Newcastle have been silent on Beardsley for too long after former midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni lodged a formal complaint against Beardsley in January of last year.
Peter was put on leave after an investigation by the club into racism and bullying allegations.
But there has been no public statement by Newcastle about the results of that investigation.
The 58-year-old has “categorically denied the allegations”.
This is the short, succinct statement issued by the club today:
Newcastle United can confirm that Peter Beardsley is no longer employed by the club.
We are grateful for the contribution Peter has given over the years as a player, coach and ambassador and we wish him well for the future.
The club will make no further comment at this time.
And Beardsley has issued a statement through his lawyers:
“The time is now right for me to seek a new challenge and I wish the players all the best and the supporters the success they deserve.”
“I have always honored my contractual obligations of confidentiality to the Club and maintained my silence, which has in itself been very difficult.”
“I am incredibly grateful for the tremendous support I have received and I look forward to the future.”
And so it all ends for Beardsley at Newcastle shrouded in some mystery.