GREEN BAY, Wis (WREX) — The Green Bay Packers have fired head coach Mike McCarthy and named Joe Philbin interim head coach.
The Packers announced at the decision on Twitter at 6 p.m. central time, following the team’s 20-17 loss at home to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Packers are 4-7-1 this season and will almost certainly miss the postseason for the second straight year.
Packers President & CEO MarkMurphy released a statement following the announcement of McCarthy’s firing:
“The 2018 Season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Pacers. 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 took over the Packers coaching job in 2006 and compiled a 125-77-2 record with the team including a Super Bowl championship in 2010.
The Packers missed the playoffs last season, and at 4-7-1 following a loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, the Packers decided to move on from McCarthy.