Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has insisted he was sad to see director of football Joe Kinnear leave the club
Joe Kinnear has resigned as Newcastle's director of football after a turbulent week on Tyneside.
Sunderland have won the 150th Tyne-Wear derby with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United.
Alan Pardew provoked fury yesterday when he headbutted Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The Newcastle boss was fined £100,000 by the club for the incident during his side's 4-1 victory at the KC Stadium.
He has been no stranger to controversy, having had touchline altercations with other managers already this season.
- March 2012 - In the Tyne-Wear derby, Pardew, now Newcastle boss, clashed with Martin O'Neill following his celebration to Shola Ameobi's late equaliser in a heated match. Both managers pledged afterwards to keep their emotions in check in future.
- August 2012 - Pardew came under severe criticism and then afterwards labelled his behaviour "ridiculous" when he shoved linesman Peter Kirkup in the Magpies' season opener against Tottenham. Pardew once again apologised but the FA hit him with a two-match touchline ban and a £20,000 fine.
- January 2014 - Pardew became involved in another touchline row, with Manchester City manager Pellegrini. Television cameras clearly showed the Newcastle boss launching an expletive-laden volley at the Chilean.
On that occasion, Pardew was spared punishment but said later: "It was a heat of the moment thing, words we always have as managers, to a degree. I've apologised and I'm fortunate that he's accepted that."
Newcastle United have issued a statement saying Alan Pardew's touchline actions yesterday were "unacceptable".
The Magpies' boss headbutted Hull City's David Meyler after the midfielder collided with him when trying to retrieve the ball for a throw-in.
The club also says it is "most disappointing" that Alan Pardew's actions will detract attention from their convincing away win against Hull.
– Newcastle United
Newcastle United are disappointed with the actions of its manager Alan Pardew this afternoon. His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United.
It is most disappointing that this incident has taken the focus away from what was a fantastic performance by the team and an excellent result away from home which leaves the club in eighth place in the Premier League."
You can see the full statement here.
Newcastle United have fined their manager, Alan Pardew, £100,000 after he headbutted Hull City's midfielder David Meyler.
Former England international and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Richard Keys took to social media to condemn Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who was fined £100,000 by his club after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Alan Pardew has just head-butted David Meyler. Yes head-butted. Inexcusable from a manager.
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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been fined £100,000 and received a formal warning from the club in relation to his behaviour at Hull, the north-east club have announced.
The club said they are "disappointed with the actions of its manager."
In a statement the club said: "His behaviour was unacceptable and is not the behaviour we expect from the manager of Newcastle United."
Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger, who is accused of raping a woman in a hotel, deleted a "trophy photo" from his phone minutes before handing it in to the police because "he knew it would give the game away", a court has heard.
The 22-year-old took the picture of some bedding, a room key and a notepad in the £30-a-night hotel after allegedly raping a woman who he had been out drinking with.
However, after being arrested he removed the image from his phone just before he handed over his belongings at the police station.
Asking Ranger about why he had taken the picture, Christine Egerton, prosecuting, said:
"Its not that you wanted a trophy is it?" and went on to accuse him of removing it because it was incriminating.
"You deleted that image from the phone that you had secreted on you minutes before," she said.
"You had been deleting an incriminating image because you knew you had to hand your property over. You knew that it would give the game away, you knew you had done something wrong."
Now with Swindon Town, and nursing a hamstring injury which meant he sat down to give evidence at Newcastle Crown Court, Ranger denies raping the woman and insists they had consensual sex.
He said he did not view the picture to be a trophy because it was not very pleasant and told the jury he could not remember why he had taken it.
Earlier, he said he had never engaged in sexual activity with a woman against her wishes and that the pair had engaged in sex in different positions.
The alleged victim says she was raped in the Carlton Hotel, Jesmond, after agreeing to meet the footballer in a city centre bar.
She said she could not remember anything until she woke up naked in the hotel room the next morning.
Ranger told her she should take the morning after pill and she left, she said, and they continued to swap messages that day.
She then visited her GP, was checked at hospital and made a rape allegation to police.
Ranger denies a charge of rape and the case was adjourned until Monday.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Hull, the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew spoke of his hope that he would be allowed to re-build his squad during the summer.
His comments came after the club failed to buy a replacement for Frenchman Yohan Cabaye.
Pardew also admitted a desperate need for an improved strike force.
The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said he hopes to buy a replacement for Yohan Cabaye during the summer transfer window.
The influential Frenchman was sold to Paris St Germain in January, even though the Magpies had not lined up a replacement.
The transfer dismayed many supporters and was quickly followed by a dip in form at the club.
The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew spoke ahead of Saturday's trip to Hull
A court has heard that a former Newcastle United player had 'plenty of female attention' but did not rape a woman at a hotel in the city last year. 22 year old Nile Ranger denies the allegation, insisting the act was consensual. From Newcastle Crown Court, Jonny Blair reports.