Former Norwich City player Willie Donachie resigns as Newcastle development coach after allegations he hit a player

Former Norwich City player Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as part of Newcastle boss

Former Norwich City player Willie Donachie has resigned from his position as part of Newcastle boss Alan Pardew's academy coaching set-up. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich City player Willie Donachie has resigned from his coaching post at Newcastle after allegations he was involved in a fight with an academy player.

The 62-year-old was initially suspended by the Magpies while they investigated an alleged incident involving teenage defender Remie Streete after Monday's 2-0 development league defeat to arch rivals Sunderland. Donachie's resignation was confirmed in an official club statement which 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.'

The ex-Scotland international had been part of Newcastle's academy set-up since 2009. Donachie made 14 appearances for the Canaries in the 1981/82 season after joining the club from Portland Timbers in a reported £200,000 transfer deal. Donachie moved into a player/coach role at Oldham under Joe Royle and was also Joe Royle's assistant boss at Ipswich Town during a four-year stint in Suffolk from 2002. Newcastle's development league loss earlier this week came two days after Alan Pardew's side were beaten 3-0 in the Premier League by Sunderland.