Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 12°C
Mike Egerton Beardsley has been a coach at Newcastle since 2003.
# Parting ways
Peter Beardsley leaves Newcastle coaching role after bullying and racism allegations
The former Magpies striker had denied the claims and took ‘a period of leave’ from his position as U23s coach.

NEWCASTLE UNITED HAVE today announced that Peter Beardsley has left the club. 

The former England striker, who made more than 300 appearances for the Magpies during two spells in the 1980s and 90s, became a coach at the Premier League club in 2003.

Cleared of bullying allegations by an FA Premier League inquiry along with academy director Kenny Wharton that year, he departed in 2006 but returned three years later.  

Most recently in charge of the U23s, Beardsley has been on “a period of leave” since January 2018, when allegations of racism and bullying emerged

A young player, Yasin El-Mhanni, made a formal complaint with the backing of his team-mates and Newcastle launched an investigation. 

The 58-year-old strongly denied any wrongdoing. In a short statement, the club didn’t specify the reasons behind his departure.

“Newcastle United can confirm that Peter Beardsley is no longer employed by the club,” it reads.  

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.” 

Exclusive Six
Nations Analysis

Get Murray Kinsella’s exclusive analysis of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign this spring

Become a Member

Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment

    Leave a commentcancel