Outgoing Newcastle United duo Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez have revealed on Sky Sports how they were informed that they will not be offered new contracts by the club.
Both Taylor and Gutierrez will leave Newcastle at the end of the month, as they have not been offered new deals.
“John Carver rang me and he told me that the club were not going to offer me a new deal,” Taylor told Sky Sports. “I had a chat with him. He is a good friend of mine. I spent a lot of time with John, in and out of the club.
“I had a chat with him, and he asked me to pass the phone to Jonas, which was unbelievable.”
Gutierrez added: “I didn’t expect them to offer me a new contract. It’s not about that because you have to move on. I can understand about the football issues.
“The more important thing is that they can pick up a phone and call me or call my agent and say ‘listen, thank you for everything, we are going to release you’.”
It is quite disappointing the way the Newcastle duo were informed about their futures.
While it did not come as a surprise that the Magpies did not offer them new deals, they should have at least made a better effort with the way in which they broke the news to them.
Taylor, who can play as a defender and as a midfielder, joined Newcastle from Wigan Athletic in 2009, while midfielder Gutierrez moved to the Premier League outfit from Spanish club Real Mallorca in 2008.
Interestingly, Gutierrez was the hero for the Magpies on the final day of the recently concluded 2014-15 Premier League campaign.
The 31-year-old scored in the 85th minute of the clash against West Ham United at St. James’ Park.
It was the Magpies’ second goal and saw them win the encounter 2-0 to secure Premier League survival.