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Newcastle United confirm Willie Donachie's resignation

Willie Donachie resigns as reserve team manager of Newcastle United following his suspension from the club for allegedly striking an Under-21 player.

Newcastle United reserve team manager Willie Donachie has resigned from the club.

The coach was suspended on
Thursday afternoon for allegedly striking one of the club's Under-21 players.

However, the 62-year-old has now left the club, with a statement on the Magpies' official website confirming Donachie's exit.

"Newcastle United can confirm that Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as reserve team manager with immediate effect," the statement read.

"The club will be making no further comment."

Donachie becomes the second member of the club's backroom staff this week, following Joe Kinnear's departure on Monday evening.


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Millwall manager Willie Donachie looks on during the Coca Cola League One match between Northampton Town and MIllwall at Sixfields Stadium on January 23, 2007
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