Alan Pardew has revealed he has approached the League Managers Association (LMA) about his anger management issues, after being hit with a seven match ban by the FA.

Pardew will miss all but three of Newcastle’s remaining Premier League games after headbutting Hull City’s David Meyler.

The Newcastle boss has also said that he would have accepted any punishment handed to him by the league’s governing body and has approached the board at St James’ Park about taking anger management courses.

Pardew has a history of touchline flare-ups with opposition managers and officials. In 2006, Pardew and Arsene Wenger had to be separated by officials when West Ham played Arsenal, while the 52-year-old served a two-match suspension for pushing a match official in 2012. Earlier this season, Pardew clashed with Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini and was warned by the FA about future conduct.

In the wake of the headbutt on Meyler, Pardew has talked to the LMA and the Newcastle board about taking anger management classes in an attempt to avoid any future incidents.

During Thursday’s press conference, the Newcastle chief also called on Fabricio Coloccini to step up and lead the team while Pardew serves the first three matches of his ban away from the stadium.

Coloccini will return to the side on Saturday after flying to Argentina shortly before the win over Hull on compassionate leave.

Pardew said: “Coloccini will come back into the team and he is important. His captaincy needs to step up a level over the next three games.”

John Carver will lead the Newcastle team for Saturday’s game against Fulham as Pardew watches the action from a nearby hotel. The former West Ham and Charlton manager insists he has full belief in Carver’s ability to take temporary charge of the Magpies.

“Our game plan is in place. John Carver knows it inside-out and I trust him 100% to deliver it” said Pardew.

That game plan might have to be altered though, as it has emerged that Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy will miss the game through injury.

Remy is expected to miss the next three games with a calf problem and Debuchy could miss the next four with a groin knock. That means a potential return to the first-team for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, while Papiss Cisse may get another chance up front in Remy’s absence.