Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been formally issued with a court summons to explain his actions after an alleged incident of road rage on January 30th.
Keane is said to have confronted a Greater Manchester taxi driver in the Altrincham area, in a manner aggressive enough for police to be called to the scene on Ashley Road.
Investigations into the altercation have seen the case called to Trafford Magistrates' Court on 31 March, where Keane will have to appear to give his side of a story which the Republic of Ireland assistant manager could do without.
Road rage incident still under scrutiny
The former Sunderland and Ipswich Town boss has been accused of a section 4a public offence order, which in short covers a range of potentially abusive or insulting behaviour.
Keane reportedly became embroiled in an argument with Fateh Kerar after parking his Range Rover near the 44-year-old's house. The spat has landed Keane in court, which means he'll be back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the end of the month.
Ireland have friendly just two days before
The timing of the court date is rather inconvenient for Keane, with Ireland hosting Poland in a crucial European Championship qualifier just two days before.
Its a distraction both he and the team could do without in the lead-up to that match, but nothing new in the life of a man who comes with baggage to match his no-nonsense attitude.
Keane remains a regular presence in the public spotlight thanks to the Ireland gig, punditry work for ITV and a best-selling autobiography which came out last year to widespread acclaim.
Over the next few weeks he'll continue to generate headlines for something rather avoidable though, an incident with the potential to leave a stain on the reputation of a tremendous player hoping to get another opportunity to prove he's cut out to be a coach at the highest level.