Newcastle United's reserve-team coach Willie Donachie has been suspended by the club after allegations emerged over a bust-up with a youth team player, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The dressing room bust-up allegedly occurred straight after the U21 game against Sunderland, where his side were easily beaten by their local rivals. Laidler and Smith scored goals as Donachie's side were comfortably overcome by Kevin Ball's Sunderland youngsters.

Donachie, who had a successful playing career with Manchester City, was reportedly furious with his side following their 4-0 victory over the same opposition only a few weeks ago.

The club has launched a full investigations into the remarks and have subsequently suspended Donachie from his duties whilst the investigation is ongoing. 

The defeat for the U21 side came after the first team were beaten in their Tyne-Wear derby clash against Gus Poyet's senior Sunderland side 3-0 only two days earlier. 

Newcastle's first team travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday where they will face a tough test against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

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