The Green Bay Packers have fired head coach Mike McCarthy, the club announced on Sunday.
Joe Philbin has been named interim head coach. He was previously the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
McCarthy was 125-77-2 as Green Bay's head coach since 2006, leading the club to nine playoff appearances and a Super Bowl in the 2010 campaign. But the Packers missed the playoffs in 2017 and sit at 4-7-1 after dropping three straight games and five of their last six, including a 20-17 home loss to Arizona on Sunday.
“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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