Former Carlisle United player Peter Beardsley has been charged with using abusive and/or insulting words towards Newcastle United under-23s players, the Football Association has announced.
Beardsley has been the U23s coach at Newcastle since 2009. The club launched an investigation 14 months ago and have not yet disclosed the outcome prior to today's announcement.
Mr Beardsley strongly denies the allegations at the time. A statement released by the FA states :
He has until Friday 12 April 2019 to provide a response.