Report: Newcastle staff urged player's exit - crucial talks imminent over shock claim
Former Newcastle United prospect Lewis Gibson was told to leave the club by a coach with allegations of bullying and racism made against under-23 manager Peter Beardsley, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the former Magpies and England star has had the shocking claims made against him by no less than five of the club’s current youngsters after Yasin Ben El-Mhanni lodged an official complaint against him to the club.
It is said that 17-year-old defender Gibson, who departed St James’ Park for Everton over the summer, was urged by a member of the coaching staff to leave the club after the youngster had become so upset with the treatment of players by the 56-year-old.
The club are said to have organised a critical meeting with Beardsley on Monday in order to discuss and investigate the allegations made against him, with the Daily Mail’s sources stating that the reserve coach is deeply unpopular with both the playing and coaching staff on Tyneside, and it is reported that the England icon’s job is on the line.
The report also states that the Magpies will hold talks with El-Mhanni later in the week over the grievance towards his manager, the 22-year-old having joined the club on a free transfer back in 2016, with two senior appearances under his belt.
In other Newcastle United news, the club have been handed a major boost in the transfer window after a worrying update on takeover talks.