The Scot, who endured 10 unsuccessful months as the manager of Manchester United before being relieved of his duties in April, was reported to police for allegedly assaulting a 23-year-old man.
The former Preston and Everton boss is said to have been at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe on Wednesday evening, reportedly around 10pm, when the alleged incident occurred.
Lancashire police released the following statement:
“Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe.
“Officers attended the bar at about 10pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 21st) and it was reported that a 23 year old local man had been assaulted by a 51-year-old man. He did not require hospital treatment.
“Inquiries are ongoing and we are speaking to a number of people to try to establish the circumstances.
“There are a number of differing accounts which we need to work through to try to establish exactly what has happened.
“No-one has been arrested at this stage.”
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