Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini insists Alan Pardew has the full support of his players as he prepares for his enforced exile.

Pardew has also been fined a total of £160,000 and left in little doubt that his behaviour at the KC Stadium, where his side won 4-1, was unacceptable.

The 32-year-old Argentina international said: “Of course we are behind him. He’s the manager and he is like our team-mate. The players and the club support him.

“He knows what he did. It’s finished. All of us can do something wrong.

“After these seven games, he is going to have the chance to show to everyone it was a mistake, and no more than that.”