Alan Pardew headbutt: When football managers attack - featuring Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson...and more Alan Pardew

Pardew's headbutt towards Hull's David Meyler wasn't the first time a manager has let his anger get the better of him

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Alan Pardew looks set to be hit with a lengthy ban should he be charged by the Football Association for thrusting his head in the direction of Hull midfielder David Meyler during Saturday's Premier League meeting.

In the pressure-cooker world of a football manager, things are never far from boiling over. In a day and age where managers can't escape the prying eyes of TV cameras, those prowling the touchline rarely get away with any misbehaviour - but that doesn't stop them.

Here, we take a look at the managers who failed to see eye-to-eye and lost it on the touchline.

Click on the gallery below to read through our gallery of manager confrontations