Beardsley retired from playing at the age of 38 whilst playing in Australia for the Melbourne Knights in 1999. Beardsley returned back to England from Australia to take a coaching role at former club Newcastle - he left there in 2006 upon the appointment of Glenn Roeder.
In 2009 Beardsley was back at Newcastle United in a new role of Academy Coach and then in June 2010 he was offered the position of Reserve Team Manager. He is now currently Football Development Manager at the club.
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