Quick links


Massimo Cellino 2

Oasis legend Noel Gallagher was asked to give his thoughts on Leeds United, and also called out Norwich and Burnley.

Oasis legend Noel Gallager was asked to weigh in with his views on Leeds United by TV Yorkshire, and was not shy in doing so.

While admitting he does not exactly monitor the goings on at Elland Road on a daily basis, he sees the odd snippet of news about the club, and when he does, it focuses around controversial owner Massimo Cellino.

He said: "I don't take much notice but I do see the odd story, some crazy owner has put his dog in charge, s*** like that, one of his cats is running the youth team or something, that's what I'm hearing.

"But it's a shame because Leeds is one of the great institutions. I was coming up today from Manchester and I saw Elland Road, and I thought, I miss going there, bit tasty and that."

Gallagher added that he hopes Leeds can clinch a return to the Premier League.

"It'd be great if Leeds were back in the top flight. We don't need Norwich, we don't need people like Burnley up there, know what I mean, but what can I say, you lived the dream for a bit but you didn't watch the pennies."

He is referring to Leeds' outstanding run in the early 2000s when David O'Leary's side were regularly challenging for the top four places in the Premier League, and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Financial problems led to two successive relegations, administration, a number of controversial owners, and countless managers.

Promotion to the Premier League will not come this season, with Leeds 12th in the Championship. But next season... who knows what could happen...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch