Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley will take a period of leave while the club investigates allegations of racism and bullying made against him, reports BBC Sport.
It comes after Beardsley had discussions with the club on Tuesday.
The 56-year-old former Magpies player, who has been in his current role since 2009, faces multiple complaints.
A club statement said: "After discussions with Peter Beardsley this morning it has been agreed that he will take a period of leave, to commence immediately, whilst the club conducts its investigation into allegations made against him."
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