NEWCASTLE United manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match ban and £60,000 fine for headbutting Hull City’s David Meyler.
The first three games will be a stadium suspension.
Pardew – who clashed with Meyler during the club’s 4-1 win over Hull at the KC Stadium earlier this month – has accepted the punishment.
“As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident, and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable,” said Pardew in a United statement.
“I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend’s game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible.”
Pardew, charged with improper conduct by the FA, went before a regulatory commission earlier today.
A statement from the FA read: “Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
“An Independent Regulatory Commission today ruled the first three-matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.
“Pardew was also fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct.
“He was involved in an incident with a Hull City player in the 72nd minute of the fixture on 1 March 2014.”