Newcastle manager attends counselling session following on-field confrontation with player
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping that counselling sessions will help him battle an anger problem which has plagued him throughout his coaching career.
The former-West Ham United, Charlton Athletic and Southampton boss has been denied the chance to take charge of his side's next seven Premier League matches after headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler in a recent clash.
As reported by theguardian.com, an FA ban will forbid Pardew from being inside the stadium when Newcastle play out their next four matches, with the following three seeing him banned from the touchline.
During has absence from the team dugout, dailymail.co.uk says the ex-Crystal Palace player has vowed to seek anger management in an attempt to gain better control of his emotions.
"I spoke to LMA (the League Managers Association) about management consultant issues," he announced at a recent press conference.
"I've spoken to a few company CEOs who have management counselling and I think it's an avenue that might work for me."
Although Pardew had admitted to being "disappointed" about his conduct, this isn't the first time that the 52-year-old has let his demons get the better of him.
In January of this year, the Newcastle boss reportedly launched a foul-mouth tirade on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini following a controversial decision to disallow a first-half goal.
One of Pardew's most notable outbursts came in 2012-13 when he appeared to shove an assistant referee during Newcastle's 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.