7 Mar 2014

Pardew admitts misconduct charge

6:47 pm on 7 March 2014

The Newcastle United football manager Alan Pardew has admitted an English FA misconduct charge following his headbutt on Hull City's David Meyler during a Premier League match last weekend.

Pardew, who was fined 200 thousand dollars by his club, has requested a personal hearing.

The 52-year-old former West Ham United and Southampton manager has already apologised for his behaviour but is expected to face a lengthy touchline ban.

It is not the first time Pardew has found himself hauled in front of the FA's disciplinary panel.

In September 2012 he was fined 40 thousand dollars and given a two-match ban for pushing an assistant referee during a league game against Tottenham Hotspur.

The date of Pardew's hearing is yet to be announced.