Leeds news: Gallagher reveals he misses Yorkshire giants in Premier League

By Wayne Veysey

29th Apr, 2016 | 6:18pm

Noel Gallagher reveals why he wants Leeds in Premier League next season, names clubs they should replace

By Alex Stevens

Rock legend Noel Gallagher has revealed how much he misses Leeds being in the Premier League.

The Oasis star and lifelong Manchester City fan says he would prefer the Yorkshire giants to be in the top flight rather than Norwich or Championship promotion hopefuls Burnley.

In an interview with TV Yorkshire, Gallagher explained why he has a soft touch for Leeds, who have been outside of the top flight for 12 years.

“It’d be great if Leeds were back in the top flight,” Gallagher told Yorkshire TV. “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.”

The music star was referred to the early 2000s, when David O’Leary’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals and were regular challengers for a top-four Premier League finish before they were hit by financial troubles.

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Gallagher then gave his views on the club’s current situation, which is focused on the controversies surrounding Italian owner Massimo Cellino.

“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,” Gallagher told Yorkshire TV.

“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.”

Leeds have comfortably avoided relegation this season and a run of 10 points from four matches has taken them to 12th in the Championship table.

In other Leeds news, Evans has admitted he has changed his mind about one Whites outcast.