Peter Beardsley

Where is Peter Beardsley now?

Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley retired from his playing career in 1999 at the age of 38 after a spell playing in Australia for the Melbourne Knights.

Regarded by Gary Lineker as the best partner he could ever have during his England career, Beardsley was a regular starter for the national side during the second half of the 1980’s winning 59 caps.

Domestically, he enjoyed the most success at Liverpool where he was a member of their title-winning sides of 1988 and 1990 as well as an FA Cup winner in 1989.

He also made the PFA Team of the Tear on four occasions in 1987, 1988. 1990 and 1994.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Beardsley moved back to England from Australia to take a coaching role at former club Newcastle United, staying there until 2006 when Glenn Roeder was appointed as manager.

Roeder had made it quite clear that he did not want Beardsley coaching at the club and he spent the next three years working in a marketing and PR role within St James Park.

In 2009 he made a return to football coaching as an academy coach at Newcastle before moving up to reserve team manager a year later.

He then moved into a football development manager role helping drive forward the recruitment of talented youngsters for the club’s academy and development squad.

As part of his role he also managed the club’s under-21s and under-23’s sides but in January 2018, he took a period of leave after allegations of racism and bullying emerged from a number of players.

One of the incidents was alleged to have happened on a team bonding day at adventure course Go Ape where upon seeing two African players struggling on a climbing frame, Beardsley was alleged to have said “Why are you taking so long? Your lot should be good at this.”

Although he categorically denied all of the allegations he left the club in March 2019.

He was later charged by the FA with three counts of using racist language and was suspended from all football-related activity for 32 weeks.

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Peter Beardsley: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionForward
Appearances185
Goals58
Yellow Cards14
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Everton, Newcastle United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com