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Norwich boss Neil should be knighted - Delia Smith

Norwich City owner Delia Smith has called for manager Alex Neil to be knighted.

The 33-year old Scottish tactician has been dubbed 'Sir Alex' by the Canaries fans and after guiding the club back to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the promotion play-off at Wembley, Smith agrees.

"I said to Stephen Fry when the whistle had gone he should be knighted, you wait, he'll get one. I'm with the fans on that one," she said on Monday.

"We are just bowled over by him. He is incredible. He is a lovely man, he's intelligent, self-confident and he doesn't have an ego - and that's quite hard.

"He is so cool and so calm and it looked like how they were playing. It was amazingly wonderful."

Neil took the reins at Carrow Road in January after arriving from Hamilton Academical and saw the Norfolk club through the play-off semi-finals over Ipswich Town and now in the final against Boro.

Andrew Slevison
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