Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has accepted the Football Association's punishment he received following his headbutt on Hull City's David Meyler.

Pardew also revealed he never had any intention to appeal the decision and along with a £60,000 fine, the 52-year-old has received a seven-match ban of which the first three applies as a stadium ban. 

During Newcastle's match win Hull two weeks ago - which the Magpies won 4-1 - Pardew aimed a headbutt at Meyler after the two were involved in a touchline altercation.

The former West Ham boss, who received an initial £100,000 from his club, has held his hands up and admitted his wrongdoing.

"It was an independent panel and it was a decision that I was going to accept," he told reporters.

"I had no intention to appeal the decision whatever it was, and therefore was going to accept what they decided to do."

Following the incident, there were calls for Pardew to be relieved of his duties but the former Crystal Palace player has remained in his role as his side prepare to take on Fulham on the weekend.

He has, however, reiterated his apology and has thanked Newcastle owner Mike Ashley for his continuous support in the matter.

"I just want to reiterate my apologies, to David and Steve (Bruce, Hull's manager) in particular, to fans up and down country, but particularly my own at Newcastle who have been terrific, and the club and Mike (Ashley, Newcastle owner) for supporting me over a situation I should never have got involved in and was stupid.

"I sent a letter to Steve to say there was no animosity on my side towards David, and to say sorry basically for the incident that happened. I deeply regret it."

It wasn't the first time Pardew has been involved in touchline controversy, when earlier on in the season he was involved in a heated discussion with Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

In 2012, he infamously pushed an assistant referee over and received a two-game fine by the FA along of a £20,000 fine. Pardew has admitted that he hopes to manage his frustrations and has contacted the Newcastle board for help.

"It's something that I went to the board for, because what I must do when I come out of this situation is become a better manager," he said.

"I've had something like 678 games and only had one touchline ban before this one, but that doesn't mean to say what I did has any justification.

"I've spoken to the LMA about maybe some management consultant issues that I could look at that might help."

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