Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has apologised for headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler at the KC Stadium yesterday, as reported by BBC Sport.

Pardew was sent to the stands after the altercation with the Tigers midfield man who was trying to collect the ball from off the pitch, with Hull losing 3-1 at the time.

Newcastle went on to win 4-1 but the game will be remembered for Pardew’s antics and the former West Ham and Southampton manager is set to be heavily punished by the FA.

Pardew has admitted he was in the wrong and also claimed he would take a different approach to managing from the touchline in future.

“It was a situation where I should not have been there,” Pardew said.

“I will sit down from now on and send [assistant manager] John Carver out there.”

“I did not mean any damage to the guy but I have moved my head forward. I tried to push him away with my head but I should not have done that.

“I apologise to everyone. I should not have got involved in it.”