Ex-Ipswich Town assistant Willie Donachie quits Newcastle United

Willie Donachie

Willie Donachie

Former Ipswich Town assistant boss Willie Donachie has resigned as Newcastle’s reserve team manager after the club launched an investigation into claims he hit a teenage player

The 62-year-old stood down on Thursday night amid an allegation he was involved in an incident with 19-year-old defender Remie Streete after the Newcastle Under-21 team lost 2-0 at Sunderland on Monday night.

A club statement said: “Newcastle United can confirm that Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as reserve team manager with immediate effect. The club will be making no further comment.”

Donachie spent over four years at Newcastle, joining in December 2009 as an academy assistant director, moving to the role of development coach and, for the past two years, taking charges of the reserves.

He served as assistant boss at Portman Road under Joe Royle between October 2002 and June 2006.

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