Newcastle release Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez

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Newcastle United players, Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez have spoken out against the club after they were released in the same phone call.

The pair have been let go, having spent a combined total of thirteen years on Tyneside.

The players were told the news after head coach, John Carver called Ryan Taylor to break the news.

Carver then asked for the phone to passed to Gutierrez before relaying the same information to him.

In an interview with Sky Sports, defender Ryan Taylor said he was shocked by the method of their dismissal:

“I had a chat, and then he asked me to pass the phone to Jonas. It was unbelievable.”


Despite the bad news, both players were accepting of the fact that their time with the Magpies was up:

“He was made to do it and he was obviously upset in doing it," continued Taylor.

“I spoke to him and he seemed upset about telling two good pros who were there for a long time, ‘look, it has come to an end’.

“I can’t really blame John, because he is under instructions on what to do.”

Shocking treatment

The news will come as a shock to many as Gutierrez was supported by the club through his diagnosis and recovery from testicular cancer.

The Argentine then seemed to have repaid that loyalty by scoring a vital goal on the last day of the season to keep his side in the Premier League.

The 31-year-old added: “I did not expect to be offered a new contract and it is not about that, because you have to move on.

“I can understand the football issues and those type of things but, more important for me, is that they can pick up the phone and call me or call my agent, and say: ‘listen, thank you but we are going to release you and it is going to be OK’. That is more the way.”

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