Mike McCarthy is no longer the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. On Sunday night after the Packers 20-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced they have fired McCarthy as the head coach effective immediately. The Packers also announced Joe Philbin will take his place as he will be the interim head coach.
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy made the decision and he released a statement following the move.
“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” Murphy said. “Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field. We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”
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