Pay per head sportsbooks learned that Alan Pardew, Newcastle United manager, was given a seven-game suspension after a headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler.
The coach and player clashed on March 1 in the middle of the second half of Newcastle’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium as Meyler went to get back the ball for a throw-in next to the dugouts, and price per head services knew that there would be trouble ahead.
The manager reacted to contact from the Irishman by lunging at him, and pay per head sportsbooks saw that referee Kevin Friend sent him to the stands immediately.
Newcastle gave the 52-year-old a £100,000 fine for his actions, and on Tuesday the Football Association (FA) said that Pardew will be suspended for seven matches with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after admitting to a misconduct charge.
The former West Ham manager was also fined an additional £60,000, and warned for his behaviour in the future.
A statement by the FA read: “An Independent Regulatory Commission today ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban.”
The manager will therefore not be on the ground for Newcastle’s upcoming matches against Fulham, Crystal Palace and Everton, and won’t be allowed in the dugout for their games against Southampton, Manchester United, Stoke City and Swansea City, and pay per head sportsbooks wonder how his side will perform without him present.
Pardew will be allowed back on the touchline for his side’s trip to the Emirates Stadium, when they take on Arsenal on April 28.
Newcastle announced in an official club statement that both Pardew and the club accepted the decision by the FA and “now wish to draw a line under the matter”.
Pardew said: “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.
“I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend’s vital game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible.”
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Pay per head sportsbooks remember that last season, Pardew got a two-game touchline ban after an altercation with an assistant referee, and the FA warned him over his future conduct after a foul-mouthed tirade in January aimed at Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.