Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew banned for seven games for head-butting Hull's David Meyler

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been hit with a seven-match suspension after admitting an FA misconduct charge.

Pardew was charged for headbutt Hull’s David Meyler in Newcastle’s 4-1 win against Hull on March 1.

The club were quick to act by issuing him with a formal warning as well as slapping him with a £100,000 fine, while Pardew himself accepted the FA’s charge of misconduct charge.

The FA had been expected to come down hard on Pardew and they have imposed a seven-game ban, fined £60,000 and warned as to his future conduct.

The first three matches will see Newcastle manager, while the next four will see him banned from the touchline.

“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,” a statement from the FA read.

“An Independent Regulatory Commission today [Tuesday 11 March 2014] 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.”

Newcastle and Pardew have accepted the decision and are keen to ‘draw a line under the matter’.

“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,” Pardew told the club’s official website.

“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.”