Seven-game suspension will keep Geordies' boss out of technical area until April 28 and even after that he'll spend matches sitting in the stand or dug-out.

Alan Pardew has been handed the heaviest punishment ever dished out to a Premier League boss over his infamous headbutt of an opposition player - but is set to ban HIMSELF from the touchline for even longer.

Newcastle manager Pardew was given a three-game stadium ban, banished from the touchline for an additional four matches and fined £60,000 after admitting improper conduct to an FA disciplinary hearing.

Pardew's assault on Hull midfielder David Meyler has now cost him £160,000 in fines, including £100,000 from his employers, plus huge damage to his reputation.

The 52-year-old will not be allowed to attend the Magpies' clash at Fulham this weekend, or the home games against Crystal Palace (March 22) and Everton (March 25).

He can be in the stands but won't be allowed to communicate with his coaches for the games at Southampton (March 29) and Stoke (April 12), and home to Manchester United (April 5) and Swansea (April 19).

When Pardew is eligible to fully take charge again, beginning at Arsenal on April 28, he will choose to stay in the stands for the start of games; and if he makes his way to the dug-out later in matches, he will stay seated and not prowl the pitch-side technical area.

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.