If Sunderland were to change managers in the near future, it would be extraordinary.

They have a commitment to uphold in hiring Beale because the decision to fire Mowbray wasn’t widely applauded.

Having to make another move would be embarrassing for the club, especially since Mowbray is now in charge at Birmingham City.

The 43-year-old has only been able to install his style of play into the squad for a month, so he still has time to win over the supporters and prove he is the right guy to lead the team into the Premier League.