The Carolina Panthers have sacked head coach Ron Rivera, owner David Tepper declared on Tuesday.
Secondary coach Perry Fewell has been named interim head coach, offensive co-ordinator Norv Turner will transition into assistant to the head coach, and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will serve as offensive co-ordinator.
I believe that is the best choice for the long term achievement of our team, Tepper said.
I have a lot of admiration for Ron as well as the contributions he has made for this franchise and to this community. I wish him the very best. I will immediately start the hunt for another head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
Rivera got a season record and a postseason mark, also has been named the head coach in Carolina Panthers background in 2011.
In nine seasons, Rivera directed the team to an NFC Championship a Super Bowl appearance and also three NFC South names.
We are going to have a comprehensive and thorough review of all our soccer operation to make sure were ordered for long-term continuing success, added Tepper.
Our vision is to get the ideal mix of old-school strength and discipline with contemporary and advanced processes. We will consider a wide range of football executives to match our football team.
One change that were going to implement is hiring an assistant general manager and vice president of football operations.
We all must recognise that this is actually the initial step in a procedure, however, we are devoted to building and maintaining a championship civilization for our staff and our fans.