CHESTER CITY boss Mark Wright (pictured) has been charged with harassing his wife.
The ex-Liverpool FC captain is due to appear before magistrates on Friday (April 5).
Wright, 38, is separated from his wife Sarah, who still lives in the family home in Willaston, Wirral.
He was questioned by detectives last week before being charged with harassment with violence. He has not been accused of any form of assault.
A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: "A 38 year old man has been charged with harassment with violence.
"He has been bailed to appear before Chester Magistrates Court on Friday April 5 at 2pm."
Wright was one of Graeme Souness's first signings in a double deal that also brought Dean Saunders to Anfield from Derby County in 1991.
His footballing career began ten years earlier with Oxford United but he was soon transferred to Southampton where he won his first England cap.
Wright lifted the FA Cup with Liverpool in 1992 but his time with the Reds was blighted by injury.
He was forced into early retirement in 1998 and the following year he began his football management career at Southport, taking over at the club as they languished in the lower half of the Conference table.
He was an immediate success at Haig Avenue and became a firm favourite with the fans as he took the club to within touching distance of promotion to the league in his first season.
But his plans to turn the semi-professional club into a full-time operation
were vetoed by Southport's chairman and he left at the end of the 2000-2001 season to take over at third division Oxford United, where he had once been a player.
He stayed at Oxford only a few months before leaving after a disappointing run of results.
Early this year, he returned to non-league management at Chester City where he and assistant manager Ted McMinn, the former Derby County player, have played a key role in dragging the club out of the relegation zone.