Noel Gallagher, the legendary musician known for his deep-rooted allegiance to Manchester City Football Club, has made a lighthearted revelation about his parenting preferences. In a recent appearance on the Matt Morgan Podcast, the 56-year-old singer-songwriter humorously stated that he would prefer his sons to support arch-rivals Manchester United than embrace the goth subculture.
Gallagher’s love for Manchester City runs deep, and he has even forged friendships with prominent figures in the club, including manager Pep Guardiola and several star players. His association with City dates back to 1996 when his iconic band Oasis performed at the club’s former home ground, Maine Road.
Despite his unwavering support for “The Sky Blues,” Gallagher playfully expressed his preference for his sons, Donovan (aged 15) and Sonny (aged 12), to don Manchester United jerseys instead of adopting the goth lifestyle, characterized by dark clothing, heavy metal music, black eyeliner, and moody makeup.
With a hint of tongue-in-cheek humor, Gallagher quipped, “I’m not a goth… if one of my kids was a goth, I’d f****** kick it so hard in the b******* that it wouldn’t be a goth anymore. It’s called positive parenting.”
He went on to explain his rationale, suggesting that raising a goth child might be more challenging than having a child who supports Manchester United. According to Gallagher, he could humorously ridicule a United fan among his offspring for the rest of their lives. In contrast, dealing with a goth child might leave him speechless, resorting to describing them with colorful language.
Noel Gallagher’s humorous take on parenting and football loyalties adds a playful twist to his well-documented passion for Manchester City. While his dedication to the club remains unwavering, he jokingly suggests that raising goths might be a more daunting prospect than having children supporting the local rival, Manchester United.
In addition to Donovan and Sonny, Gallagher has a 23-year-old daughter named Anais from his previous marriage to Meg Mathews. Despite his preference for his sons not to be goths, Gallagher previously shared a humorous anecdote about admonishing his son Sonny when he attempted to hang a poster of former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo in his bedroom. Gallagher’s amusing parenting style is a reflection of his deep involvement in the world of music and football, two of his greatest passions in life.