The Carolina Panthers have just fired their head coach Ron Rivera, according to a press release from the organization.
For the time being, the team’s secondary coach Perry Fewell will be the interim head coach, offensive coordinator Norv Turner will become the special assistant to the head coach, and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner will move to offensive coordinator.
#Panthers part ways with Ron Riverahttps://t.co/uXqUJpCnkq
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 3, 2019
“I believe this is the best decision for the long-term success of our team,” Panthers’ owner David Tepper said. “I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers.”
Rivera became the Panthers head coach back in 2011 and has achieved an overall winning 76-63-1 regular season record and a 3-4 postseason record. He has led the team to 1 Super Bowl, and 3 NFC South titles.
UPDATE 12/4/2019 8:00am:
This morning coach Rivera addressed the City of Charlotte in his farewell address, thanking everyone for their years of support and saying that he will be coaching again.
What do you think about the decision?
Do you think Cam is next?