The England international has seen a host of big names leave the cash-strapped Yorkshire club, but the lifelong Leeds fan has pledged that he will not follow them.
"I've never once gone into the club and said that I wanted to leave Leeds," Smith told FourFourTwo.
"I discussed relegation with my mum, dad and girlfriend last season and said that no matter what happened, I wanted to stay.
"I think it's easy to for people to walk away when you've been relegated, but it takes a better type of person to stay and say we're all going to stick together and make sure the club gets back where it belongs.
Smithy loves Leeds
Now why can't every player be like that!
Did you know? Just three weeks after his 18th birthday, Alan Smith scored with his first touch in senior football, in front of the Anfield Kop to level the scores in a game Leeds United went on to win 3 -1 on Saturday 14 November 1998.