Michael Beale has been told that some coaches are not cut out to be managers.

It comes less than 24 hours after the 43-year-old was dismissed by Sunderland.

The Londoner lasted just 12 games in charge of the Championship club having only been appointed by the Black Cats in mid-December.

It's the second time he's lost his job this season having previously been given his marching orders by Rangers.

He endured a tough start to the season which saw the Ibrox club fall seven points behind Celtic in the Premiership, and Champions League elimination before the group stage.

Sunderland acted swiftly after just a dozen games with supporters not overly impressed by what they had seen, with the club's play-off hopes dwindling.

It's the third managerial gig in the space of two years for Beale. He joined QPR as their head coach in the summer of 2022 but left a matter of months into his tenure to jump at the chance to take over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst when he departed.

Beale's exit from Sunderland was addressed on talkSPORT this morning by Jeff Stelling and Andy Townsend.

And the matter highlighted that some coaches are just better suited to be assistants.

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He said: "With regards to Michael Beale, a lot has happened in a short space of time. I think he had been at Liverpool in their academy over the years then moved on and went out to South America to try and learn his trade as a coach.

"He's then bounced into three jobs pretty quickly. In and out of them. QPR, Rangers and now Sunderland. You've got to be very, very careful.

"Some people are not cut out to be a manager. I know I use that word. Nowadays most guys are coaches at football clubs but some are not cut out to do that. Some are far better placed and equipped at being a No2. He might well be one of them."