Ahead of his Liverpool date Noel Gallagher suggests he’d like to manage the mighty Linnets of Burscough. Phil Kirkbride rolls with it.
Noel Gallagher, he of the High Fltying Birds, says he would like to one day manage a football team – and name checked non-league Burscough as a possible club.
The former Oasis star, who plays Liverpool Echo Arena on September 6, was discussing the fortunes of his beloved Manchester City when asked if he ever fancied himself in the dugout at a ‘little non-league club.’
‘I would be brilliant at it,’ he said. ‘There is no question I would be really good at it. I am a leader of men.‘
Gallagher was asked if he could fit such a role into his hectic schedule if a non-league side made contact, the 45-year-old replied: ‘Burscough. I could do it. I can see me with the long coat on saying ‘don’t call me gaffer’ and ‘get your haircut’.‘
Is that Noel in the Burscough trackie?
Gallagher’s comments have caused a stir amongst Burscough supporters who hope to raise the club’s profile on the back of the revelation.
Burscough, nicknamed the Linnets, play in Step Eight of the English football pyramid in the Evo-Stik First Division North.
Managed by Derek Goulding, Burscough have made a positive start to the new season with a win and a draw from their opening two games and play a Victoria Park.
The club have never played at a higher level than the Conference North but shot to prominence in 2003 when they won the FA Trophy at Villa Park.
And just for fun, here’s Noel’s top football classics – feel free to add your own and tweet them to Getintothis here.
1. Goal With It
3. Rock and Goal Star
4. Slide Tackle Away
5. Don’t Pass Back In Anger
6. Some Might Play
7. Champagne Super Rovers
8. All Around The World Cup
10 She’s A Hat-trick