Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will not be in the dugout until the end of April after he was handed a seven-match ban by the FA for his headbutt on Hull City midfielder David Meyler.

Pardew has been given a three-game stadium ban and a further four-match suspension from the touchline after admitting a charge in front of an independent commission at Wembley this afternoon.

The Newcastle boss, who offered mitigation before hearing of his fate, will not be present for Newcastle’s visit to Fulham on Saturday.

He will also miss home clashes with Crystal Palace and Everton and hand control to assistant John Carver before returning to the stands for the visit to Southampton.

Then he misses home games against Manchester United and Swansea City and the trip to Stoke City. He will return for the Arsenal game at the Emirates on April 29.

Pardew has also been fined £60,000, on top of the £100,000 fine he received from the club immediately after the incident.

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.