Sunderland manager Michael Beale departs following handshake of death - after just four wins in 12 games

Sunderland manager Michael Beale sacked after refusing to shake hands with Trai Hume
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Sunderland have parted company with manager Michael Beale, after managing just four wins from the 12 games he managed them across all competitions.

Beale leaves Sunderland 10th in the Championship, four points outside of the play-off places, despite taking over from Tony Mowbray on December 18, 2023. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.