Noel Gallagher criticises Cellino; responds to Leeds buy-out joke

Date published: Saturday 30th April 2016 1:49

Noel Gallagher: Misses trips to Elland Road

Noel Gallagher has criticised the antics of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino – and offered an amusing quip to a question about whether he’d like to buy the Championship club.

Gallagher, one of Manchester City’s most famous fans, spoke of his fondness and admiration for the fallen Yorkshire club – and says he wished he could see the Whites “back in the Premier League”.

Whilst admitting that he wasn’t sure if Leeds were currently playing their football in the Championship or in League One, Gallagher – who played in the city this week with his band, the High-Flying Birds – spoke to TV Yorkshire about the club’s current situation.

Gallagher said: “It’s a shame [to see the club struggling] because Leeds is one of the great institutions.”

Massimo Cellino: Controversial Leeds owner

Speaking about much-criticised Italian owner Cellino, Gallagher joked: “He’s put a cat in charge of the youth team or something.”

He then went on to say that he missed travelling to away games at Elland Road as they were always a bit “tasty”.

Gallagher then said it would be great to see Leeds back in the Premier League, joking that the league “doesn’t need teams like Norwich or Burnley”.

Finally, when asked if Gallagher would ever consider buying the club, the former Oasis star responded with a definite: “No.”

“That’d be like putting [his money] into a massive bucket and pouring it down a drain.”

Watch the full interview with the High-Flying Birds frontman here….

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