Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy

Green Bay (WQOW) – The Green Bay Packers have dismissed head coach Mike McCarthy.

After Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Packers President and C.E.O. Mark Murphy replaced McCarthy with offensive coordinator Joe Philbin on an interim basis.

“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.”

This is a developing story. This story will be updated.

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Clint Berge

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