Pardew set to accept FA charge
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is not expected to contest a Football Association charge over his head-butt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Press Association Sport understands the 52-year-old will accept the charge of improper conduct announced on Monday after head-butting Meyler on the touchline at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
Pardew has until 6pm on Thursday to respond, and has the right to request a personal hearing to give himself an opportunity to explain his actions.
Pardew apologised immediately after the game, which his side won 4-1, but was fined £100,000 and handed a formal warning by the Magpies hours later.
He is likely to receive a significant further penalty if he either accepts or is convicted on the FA charge, and that could include a stadium ban.
However, he will not face criminal charges over the incident with Humberside Police having confirmed neither Meyler nor Hull have made a complaint.
Meyler is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, who face Serbia in Dublin on Wednesday night.