Newcastle United have announced former Carlisle United star Peter Beardsley "is no longer employed by the club".

Hexham-born Beardsley, who began his illustrious playing career at Brunton Park back in 1979, has left his role at St James' Park after a long internal investigation on his future which started last January.

"Newcastle United can confirm that Peter Beardsley is no longer employed by the club," a club statement from the Magpies read.

"We are grateful for the contribution Peter has given over the years as a player, coach and ambassador and we wish him well for the future.

"The club will make no further comment at this time."

The ex-Liverpool favourite and England international served most recently as an Under-23 coach and was recently under investigation, amid allegations of bullying.

Beardsley is currently set to return to Carlisle on March 22.

Beardsley is due to be joined by Blues boss Steven Pressley, assistant Tommy Wright and director of football David Holdsworth at an event in Foxy’s Restaurant at Brunton Park.

United defender Macaulay Gillesphey and former Carlisle loanee Alex Gilliead are two of the young players Beardsley worked with while he was with the North-east club.