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Former Newcastle first team coach ‘under investigation’ at Premier League club and told to ‘Stay away’

1 year ago

Former England international Steve Stone, has been told to ‘stay away’ by Burnley.

The one-time Newcastle United first team coach hasn’t been suspended but BBC Sport report that there is an ‘internal investigation’ going on.

They say that the Burnley Under 23s coach has missed their last three games, with his assistant Andy Farrell stepping up.

After working at the Newcastle United Academy, Steve Stone was then promoted to be reserve team assistant manager to Peter Beardsley in July 2010.

When Mike Ashley disgracefully sacked Chris Hughton and replaced him with Alan Pardew, Stone was then further promoted to be NUFC first team coach.

When Alan Pardew walked out in December 2014, John Carver took over with Steve Stone remaining as first team coach and basically acting as assistant boss.

The pair of them almost got Newcastle relegated from a near impossible position, winning just two of 19 games before Jonas Gutierrez inspired Newcastle to guaranteed safety on the final day of the season v West Ham.

Before that win over the Hammers, Carver and Stone had lost nine and drawn one of the previous 10 games. One of only two games they won before that last day, was at Hull, a 3-0 away win against a side managed by…Steve Bruce.

In June 2015, Mike Ashley sacked both Steve Stone and John Carver.

In November 2018, Steve Stone replaced Michael Duff as Burnley under 23s boss.

BBC Sport report:

‘Burnley Under-23 coach Steve Stone has been told to stay away from the club while he is the subject of an internal investigation.

Stone was on the coaching staff at Newcastle before joining the Clarets in November 2018 to replace Michael Duff.

The 48-year-old has not been suspended but has missed his side’s last three matches, with his assistant Andy Farrell taking the team in his absence.

Burnley declined to comment on the reason for the investigation.

Stone won nine England caps as a player and is a former Nottingham Forest team-mate of Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

The Clarets’ Under-23 side finished third in the Professional Development League and reached the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup last season.

They have gone 13 games unbeaten in the current campaign, drawing their last match 1-1 at Leeds on Monday.’


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