Alan Pardew head-butt: Newcastle manager to learn fate over incident with David Meyler
It is expected the FA will come down hard on Pardew
Tuesday 11 March 2014
Alan Pardew will learn today if he faces a stadium ban for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler during Newcastle’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium, the weekend before last.
The Toon manager will have a personal hearing before a three-man independent regulatory commission, which will decide on the sanction for a misconduct charge that Pardew has already admitted.
The 52-year-old is expected to make a personal statement outlining his contrition and the steps he will take to improve his behaviour.
There have been reports Pardew may take an anger management course, but this will be entirely his own choice – the commission has no power to order him to do so.
The former Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton boss was given a two-match touchline ban and £20,000 fine in August 2012 for pushing an assistant referee, an offence the commission is likely to take into account.
Pardew was also warned in January after a touchline row when he was heard swearing at Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The prospect of a stadium ban, which means he would not be allowed to attend matches at all, rather than a touchline ban, is very real.
Paul Ince was handed a five-match stadium ban in October, when he was manager of Blackpool, for a “violent push” on a match official.
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