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Newcastle exit for Donachie

Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as reserve team manager with Newcastle United after allegations he hit a player.

The St James' Park club suspended the 62-year-old earlier on Thursday while they investigated the claims.

It is understood Donachie was involved in an altercation with Newcastle's 19-year-old defender Remie Streete.

A club statement read: "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."

Former Scotland international Donachie had been with Newcastle since 2009, holding various roles in the club's academy.