Gutierrez scored the goal which secured Newcastle's Premier League place.
Phoning it in
Newcastle called Ryan Taylor to release him - then asked him to pass the phone to Jonas
That’s one way to keep the phone bills down.

RYAN TAYLOR HAS revealed the details behind his and Jonas Gutierrez’s release from Newcastle United after both players were told they would not receive new contracts via the same phone call.

Gutierrez recently recovered from testicular cancer before scoring the second goal in the Magpies’ final-day victory over West Ham that secured their Premier League status.

Despite that, the winger was not offered a new deal by Newcastle with both him and Taylor free to find new clubs.

But Taylor has bemoaned the manner in which the news was relayed to Gutierrez, with the 30-year-old having to pass his own phone to the Argentine, rather than receive separate calls.

“John Carver rang me and told me the club weren’t going to offer me a new deal,” he told Sky Sports.

“I then had a chat with him, he’s a good friend of mine. I’ve spent a lot of time with John in and out of the club.

So I had a chat with him and then he asked me to pass the phone to Jonas, which was unbelievable.

“I can’t really blame John because he’s under instructions on what to do.

“I didn’t expect to get offered a new contract but it’s not about that, you have to move on,” he added.

“The more important thing is that they can pick up a phone and call me or call my agent and say, ‘Listen, thank you for everything, we are going to release you’. That is more the way to do it.”

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