Peter Beardsley to take management job in surprise move – Report
It is now coming up to two years for Peter Beardsley since his ban from football ended.
The Newcastle United coach had first been put on gardening leave, after claims of bullying and racist comments to young players were made.
Then on 19 September 2019 The FA handing down a 32 week ban from all football related activities after finding Peter Beardsley guilty of making racist comments, that ban ending in April 2020.
Since then, we have heard little of the former Newcastle United star, apart from involvement in some holiday time coaching courses for kids.
However, Saturday morning has brought claims that this will shortly change.
A report from NewcastleWorld says that their information is that Peter Beardsley is set to manage non-league side Hebburn Town.
Hebburn sacked Kevin Bolam at the beginning of March and the report claims that Peter Beardsley is now going to be announced as his replacement.
Hebburn Town play in the Northern Premier League Division One East and they are currently 12th of 19 clubs in the table.
Back in September 2019, The FA finding that Beardsley had called one black player a ‘monkey’ as well as telling young black players they should be good at climbing trees when on a club visit to a ‘Go-Ape’ centre.
The FA statement also revealing that: ‘Mr Beardsley has also been ordered to complete a face-to-face education course.’
The Mag – 19 September 2019:
Peter Beardsley has been banned from football after being found guilty by The FA.
The former Newcastle star was found guilty by The FA on all three charges relating to his time at St James Park coaching young players.
The decision comes fully 20 months after Peter Beardsley was first put on gardening leave in January 2018 when the allegations were first made.
Beardsley is banned from all football and football-related activity by The FA for 32 weeks, until 29 April 2020.
The FA Statement:
‘An independent Regulatory Commission has suspended Peter Beardsley from all football and football-related activity for a period of 32 weeks until 29 April 2020.
The Football Association [The FA] charged Mr Beardsley with three breaches of FA Rule E3 following the conclusion of initial disciplinary proceedings by Newcastle United FC into allegations of misconduct.
The FA alleged that Mr Beardsley used abusive and/or insulting words, which were contrary to FA Rule E3(1) and constituted an “Aggravated Breach” under FA Rule E3(2) due to reference of ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality, while employed as a coach of the club’s Under-23s team.
All three breaches of FA Rule E3 were denied but subsequently found proven based upon the results and findings of Newcastle United FC’s disciplinary proceedings.
Mr Beardsley has also been ordered to complete a face-to-face education course.’
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