Sunderland fan says Sam Allardyce deserves 'knighthood' for keeping club in Premier League

Sunderland AFC manager Sam Allardyce.
Sunderland AFC manager Sam Allardyce.

An ecstatic Sunderland supporter told a national radio phone-in that Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce should be rewarded for keeping the club in the top-flight with a knighthood.

'George' was speaking on BBC Radio 5Live's 606 show, presented by Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage.

The Black Cats' 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light condemned neighbours Newcastle United and Norwich City to relegation.

The Wearsiders drew their last game of the season on Sunday 2-2 against Watford at Vicarage Road.

"Great last game the Stadium of Light, not only did we beat our bogey team Everton, we beat them 3-0 and sent Newcastle and Norwich down," said George.

"Ten years ago we cam down out of the Premier League with just 15 points.

"Thank you Roy Keane, thank you Steve Bruce, thank you Martin O'Neill, thank you Gus Poyet, thank you Paolo Di Canio, thank you Dick Advocaat, thank you Sir Sam Allardyce.

"He needs a knighthood that boy.

"He was criticised by Jose Mourinho for playing 19th Century football, that's what we want at Sunderland because in the 19th Century, in the 1890s, we won the top title three years out of four."

George also had a word for host and former player Robbie.

"You've got a multimillion-pound house, millions of pounds in the bank, you've got a house on the Med, you've got a Page Three model wife and you aren't as happy as me."