Manchester City superfan Noel Gallagher has told talkSPORT this season will be a ‘massive failure’ if the Blues fail to qualify for next year’s Champions League.
It’s been a disastrous end of the season for outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini, with City bowing out of the Champions League semi-final in pathetic fashion against Real Madrid, while their Premier League top four hopes have also crumbled in recent weeks.
A slide in results, claiming just one win in four games, means Man City now need West Ham to beat Manchester United on Tuesday night to keep their chances alive.
If United win their final two games of the season, City - who only have one more game to play - win finish fifth.
And Gallagher joined the Sports Bar on Monday night to vent his fury and frustration with the team.
“If we end up failing to qualify for the Champions League, this season will be a massive failure - even though we won the League Cup,” the English rock legend and High Flying Birds frontman told talkSPORT.
“The fact a top four place is not in our hands is unfathomable.
“It’s an absolutely disgrace that City are waiting on West Ham to do us a favour against Manchester United.
"And Leicester are 17 points in front of us – that’s just insane!
“We’re in big trouble here, because if we don’t qualify for the Champions League, how are we going to attract the players who are rumoured to be coming?
“There’s talk of big players coming in the summer, and if they all want to play in the Champions League, are they going to come?
“Pep has a massive job on his hands.”
Pellegrini had the chance to end his reign at the club with glory, after guiding City to their first ever Champions League semi-final.
But, despite playing in what was arguably the biggest game in the club’s history, the Blues’ stars failed to turn up – registering just one shot on target as Real won 1-0 to progress to the final against Atletico Madrid.
And Gallagher has plenty to say about that, too.
“I was out there in Madrid and the whole thing was just so disappointing, the two legs were really deflating,” he added. “To not muster a shot on target was a pretty damning statistic.
“I was walking out of the Bernabeu thinking, ‘I would have rather got beat 5-0’.
“If a manager like Mourinho, Klopp or Mancini was on the touchline instead of Pellegrini, would the team have mustered a bit more fight? I think they would have. I’m looked over at the manager during the game, and he’s stood with his hands in his pockets and I’m just thinking, ‘come on man!’
“Who wants to get to the semi-final of the Champions League and finish fifth in the Premier League? No one!
“I would have rather gone out in the last-16 and finished third.”
Listen to the full interview here.