Former football "super-agent" Willie McKay is to appear in court accused of splashing out on a £54,000 car and a £9,000 watch for his wife while he was bankrupt.

McKay, 60, of Craighead Road, Glasgow, is scheduled to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court accused of fraud under the Insolvency Act.

The defendant, who has represented a number of high-profile football stars as an agent, faces two charges that as a bankrupt he made a gift of property by spending £9,100 to buy a Rolex Date Just II watch for his wife in Leeds on December 14 2014.

The second charge says a day later he spent £54,000 on a Jaguar XK5 for his wife in Doncaster.

At an earlier hearing, which the defendant failed to attend, McKay was warned through his solicitor he must attend court in person to face the charges.