Mr McAllister, 53, was with his wife when he was attacked on Call Lane in Leeds in the early hours of Sunday, March 24.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed this morning (Monday) that a man from Beeston had been charged in connection with the incident.
Damien Swan, 33, of Greenmount Terrace, was charged by postal requisition with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to the incident.
Swan is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, January 15.
Gary McAllister played for Leeds United from 1990 to 1996 and has also played for Leicester City and Liverpool.
He is currently the assistant manager under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.