Football celebrity Gary McAllister was attacked at the middle of Leeds.

The prior Leeds, Liverpool, Coventry, Leicester and also Scotland midfielder was reportedly punched in the face area and required hospital treatment.

West Yorkshire Police hasn’t appointed McAllister, but affirmed officers were investigating an alleged attack.

McAllister is currently Steven Gerrard’s helper at Rangers and is thought to be recovering in the home in North Yorkshire,” according to the Sun paper .

Euro ’96 finals

The 54-year-old had been outside for a meal at the city centre with his wife if they were attacked and he took 10 stitches for a face wound, the newspaper reported.

He said he was awaiting a taxi if he was set upon.

The guy who performed the attack will be understood to have fled the scene.

McAllister has 57 caps for Scotland and also captained the team into the Euro’96 finals.

He played in Leeds in 1990 to 1996, during which period that they became winners of the previous First Division at 1992.

‘A guy approached him’

The previous midfielder joined the administration team in Coventry at 2002, after a time playing Liverpool, and ended the post of assistant manager at Rangers last year.

Det Insp James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said:”We’re investigating an attack that occurred in Telephone Lane at Leeds city centre at about 04:00… yesterday.

“the original report was a person, aged in his 50s, was hauled outside a pub when a person approached him and punched him in the face resulting in injuries that required hospital treatment.

“We’re currently arranging to speak into the casualty to take fuller particulars of the episode and you will be progressing that the analysis to determine the individual responsible.”

McAllister was contacted for a comment.

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