Sunderland hosted Everton at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday as they sought to secure their Premier League status.
They did just that, as a comprehensive 3-0 victory saw them not only ensure survival, but relegate rivals Newcastle United in the process.
It was the latest of several escapes from the drop by the Black Cats in recent years, as they have continually flirted with relegation to the Championship.
Carragher though, has predicted that will come to an end up Sam Allardyce’s leadership in future.
“With Sam Allardyce you are absolutely guaranteed Premier League football,” he told Sky Sports.
“This Sunderland team now, under Allardyce, will get back to the days of Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips under Peter Reid when they were comfortably in the top ten.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how Sunderland develop under Allardyce’s leadership in future.
He has a strong future of establishing sides in the Premier League, having done it with Bolton and West Ham United in the past, and Sunderland will be hoping he can do a similar job at the Stadium of Light.
As with every club, much is likely to rest on the work they can do in the transfer window, and he will be keen to enjoy the kind of success he did with his January signings.