The Washington Post on Sunday reported that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder fired Jim Caldwell on Monday.
It said that Snyder, who has been at odds with the team for years, made the decision following the team’s season-ending loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Snyder also was considering retirement, the newspaper said.
Snyder was the only owner to fire Caldwell, who had won two Super Bowls and led the Redskins to the playoffs in each of the past three years.
He was hired by the team in 2011 as its new head coach and had led them to the NFC East title in each season of his three-year tenure.
The Redskins lost to the New York Giants 34-27 in Super Bowl XLIX.
“Jim is an important part of our team and a friend,” Snyder said in a statement Sunday night.
“He has been an important member of our organization for more than four decades.
We wish him the best and thank him for all his contributions to our team.
We look forward to welcoming him back as our coach.” “
I am confident that he will return to the Redskins for a successful future.
We look forward to welcoming him back as our coach.”
Snyder’s spokesman, Chris Tatum, said in an email Sunday night that the owner had “no comment” and referred to a statement released by the NFL on Sunday night: “The Washington Redskins have been without a head coach for more of the season due to injuries.
“Our focus now is to see what the search committee can find and evaluate the best candidate.” “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.”
Our focus now is to see what the search committee can find and evaluate the best candidate.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.