The Toon boss wants to clean up his act…
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Following his outrageous headbutt on Hull City’s David Meyler at the weekend, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew could take anger management lessons in a bid to keep better control of his temper, the Sun reckons.
The Magpies manager can expect a five game touchline ban following the bizarre incident, that saw him sent to the stands on Saturday afternoon for planting his head on the Irish midfielder.
His club have fined him £100k, and issued him with a formal warning regarding his future contract.
Pardew was caught earlier in the season calling Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini a “F****** old C***””, and he’s previously been in hot water for pushing a linesman in 2012 and for having a blazing row with Arsene Wenger in 2006.
It appears his latest misdemeanour has encouraged Pardew to take some responsibility for his touchline behaviour, in the hope that anger management sessions will help him clean up his act.
There have been murmurings in the football world that the Englishman’s headbutt should have led to an automatic dismissal for his role as Newcastle manager, and it’s unlikely his club will be so lenient should Pardew get involved in another unprofessional altercation before the end of the season.