Prem boss was slapped with driving ban after drinks with Sir Alex Ferguson

Ex-Premier League gaffer Steve Kean was banned from driving for 18 months after sharing a post-match drink with legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former Blackburn boss was in charge from 2010-2012 and shared a bottle of wine with the vociferous Scotsman following a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park, which had secured a record-breaking 12th Premier League title for United.

A controversial Wayne Rooney penalty clinched the Red Devils their 19th top-flight crown with Rovers having led the game through Brett Emerton's first-half finish.

Ferguson was notorious for sharing a bottle of wine with an opposing manager after the game and was keen for a glass with Kean after securing his latest honour.

In 2014, the former United gaffer was quoted saying, via The Athletic: "I would always encourage the opposition manager to come in for a glass of wine.

"Even though the rivalries were intense, you have to find that moment where you say, ‘The game’s a game — let’s carry on with our lives."

Though this bottle would prove unfortunate for Kean who was later suspended from driving having been caught driving at 90mph, with his alcohol level at twice the legal limit.

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The Blackburn boss stated he had enjoyed two-and-a-half glasses of wine with Sir Alex before topping that up with a bottle of Budweiser at the pub in the evening.

When his case went to trial the claim that his drink had been spiked was rejected by the judge.

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