Mike McCarthy is out at Green Bay after 13 seasons at the helm.
The decision came after the Packers’ 21-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, leaving the team with a poor 4-7-1 record.
President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy broke the news in a statement: “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. 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.”
McCarthy told Fox Sports: “I’m proud I was part of the Packers family, proud to be part of such a great organization.”
Former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will serve as the interim head coach.