Paul Gascoigne has reportedly dropped his manager after the former Rangers legend's agent was accused of dealing drugs.

Shane Whitfield, 34, whose events company went bust last year, was one of six people charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs in July, after a police sting.

Whitfield also faced a charge of conspiracy to produce cannabis.

The player was previously close with Whitfield, regularly mentioning him on social media. But, The Sun has reported, he recently changed his Twitter account - which was hacked - and deleted his old one. The new account lists his manager as Katie Davies of M&N Management. 

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Although 53-year-old Gascoigne - who has long-standing alcohol problems - ditched his manager soon after the charges were made public it is not clear if the decision was connected, and no suggestion the former footballer had any knowledge of any allegations against Whitfield.

However, he is never far from controversy. In July, he criticised Snoop Dogg after the rapper used images of him to warn about the effects of alcohol abuse.

Prior to that in June, a venue in Lerwick canceled an event at which he was due to appear, claiming to have made the decision over "concerns" about his behaviour.

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Meanwhile in January this year, he pleaded not guilty to charges relating to an alleged sexual assault for kissing a woman against her wishes on a train. The case is expected to be heard in October.