Saturday, 6 January 2018

Newcastle Investigate Bullying Allegation Against U23s Coach

Newcastle have launched an investigation after an allegation of bullying was made against Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley.
It is understood that 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni has lodged a complaint against the former Magpies and England striker.

The club is not commenting on the matter, but it is understood that a grievance meeting has been scheduled.

Beardsley made more than 300 appearances for the Tyneside club in two spells and was capped 59 times by his country during a glittering playing career which also took him to Liverpool and Everton among others.
Newcastle midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is understood to have accused Beardsley of bullying

It is not the first time he has found himself at the centre of claims of unfair treatment during his time working with Newcastle's youth players.

In 2003, he and Academy director Kenny Wharton were cleared after an FA Premier League inquiry dismissed allegations of bullying made by youth players James Beaumont and Ross Gardner.

He left the club in 2006 but having returned in an ambassadorial role following Mike Ashley's takeover, was appointed as an Academy coach once again in 2009.

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