Kean denies drink driving

Kean, 43, is accused of being almost twice the legal limit when he

failed a breath test just hours after his side’s match against

Manchester United last month. Kean, wearing a grey suit, pleaded

not guilty when he was formally charged at Crewe Magistrates Court

on Tuesday. The allegation is that he was breathalysed after his

Mercedes was pulled over by police on the south-bound carriageway

of the M6 near Knutsford, Cheshire, following the 1-1 draw at Ewood

Park on May 14. Kean, of Weybridge, Surrey, is accused of having 65

micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal

limit is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath. Kean was

appointed caretaker manager at Blackburn in December following the

sacking of Sam Allardyce before being given the role permanently.

The former Fulham, Coventry and Real Sociedad coach was granted

unconditional bail until his one-day trial at Macclesfield

Magistrates on August 15. He made no comment as he left the court

building.