Departing Newcastle United hero Jonas Gutierrez slams club for phonecall release

The Argentine was left upset by the way in which Newcastle United let him go.

Two weeks ago it was revealed that Newcastle United had allowed two of their longest serving players leave the club.

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.

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 terrible way to handle the situation with a man so popular to the Newcastle fans.

Jonas has now been speaking about the way the club dealt with him to the BBC, slamming his treatment:

"I think man to man, face to face is the nice thing to do. It made me think they don't care about anything."

"I had been there seven years, I always did my best. The only 18 months I didn't play was because I was going through my illness.

"Maybe they could have told me before the end of the season so I could say thank you to the fans on the pitch after the last game."

The Argentine is now available for nothing and is not set to be short on options in the transfer market. A hard working and inspiring character, most teams in the Premier League or the Championship would be lucky to have him in their squad.

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