Photo: Recently released Newcastle United pair Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez in good spirits despite recent treatment

The pair are on a coaching course together in Ireland.

A week ago it was revealed that Newcastle United had allowed to of their longest serving players leave the club, in appalling fashion.

Ryan Taylor and Jonas Gutierrez have both had their respective problems off the pitch in recent times, none of which self-inflicted.

Taylor has had a torrid time with serious knee injuries whilst Gutierrez battled cancer to come back and score the defining goal of Newcastle's season.

However, in fairness, both were perhaps not players Newcastle wanted to keep on at the club when their contracts expired this summer. Fair enough, there is no room for sentimentality in the game. But they should have dealt with it with more class then they did.

John Carver informed Taylor over the phone that he was to be released, who was then told to pass the phone to Jonas so he could break the news to the Argentine.

It was a sad way for their careers on Tyneside to end.

Both however appear to be in good spirits. They have been in a coaching course in Ireland this summer, where they were told of their release, with the likes of Shola Ameobi and Harry Kewell also present.

They even stopped for photos with a fellow coach in training and fan, as posted on Twitter:

Hopefully both will find clubs who treat them with a little more respect than Newcastle, fans aside, who are as disgusted with the treatment as most neutrals.

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