Alan Pardew will not face the sack despite owner Mike Ashley being furious over incident

Pardew has been handed a £100,000 fine by Newcastle. Photo: PA

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not face the sack over his headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Press Association Sport understands that the 52-year-old's job is safe despite calls for his head following the ugly incident at the KC Stadium on Saturday, which League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan branded it "unacceptable and inappropriate".

Owner Mike Ashley is understood to be furious with Pardew's conduct on the touchline and the club announced late on Saturday night that he has been fined £100,000 and been severely reprimanded.

However, while the former Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton manager is likely to face further action from the Football Association the Magpies will not impose further punishment.

Pardew's latest touchline misdemeanour came with his side leading the Tigers 3-1 and well on their way to a 4-1 Barclays Premier League victory.

Meyler brushed past him inside his technical area as he chased the ball as it ran out of play, and the Newcastle manager reacted angrily, confronting the player before moving his head towards him.

After the ensuing melee had abated, referee Kevin Friend cautioned Meyler and then sent Pardew to the stands, from where he watched the remainder of the game.

He made a swift apology in his post-match interviews, one which was accepted by opposite number Steve Bruce, but that did not prevent his club from taking a dim view of his behaviour.