Celtic hero makes superb Michael Beale claim after Sunderland sacking

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Michael Beale was not a popular figure amongst Celtic fans when he was the manager of the Rangers. He was shown the exit door by the Ibrox club earlier in the season and unfortunately, that has worked out quite well for them, as they have climbed up to top spot in the Premiership table. On the other hand, the English manager has continued to struggled and has now been sacked for the second time in this campaign.

Beale had been handed the Sunderland job following his Rangers exit. Quite a high profile post to be honest, when you consider how things turned out for him at Ibrox.

Beale could not deliver at the Stadium of Light either. And now, Sunderland have taken the same decision that the Rangers did earlier in the campaign.

As reported by BBC, Sunderland have sacked Beale after just 12 games in charge. Assistant Mike Dodds will be their interim boss until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Celtic hero makes superb Beale claim after Sunderland sacking

Chris Sutton and Beale have had their interactions in the past. And it looks like the Celtic hero has managed to have the last laugh once again. He tweeted:

"Sorry to see Mick Beale go… he may go down as Sunderland’s and Rangers worst ever manager and all in the same season…"

It will be interesting to see where Beale goes from here. He decided to leave QPR for the Rangers last season, and that seems to have been a major mistake in hindsight.

It is hard to see him being handed a top job anytime in the near future. He could probably still end up at a Championship club in the bottom half of the table, as the Englishman has always been high regarded as a coach, although he has yet to show results in management.

Going back to working as an assistant manager might be a decent idea for Beale as well. There is clearly a lot of room for improvement in his coaching.