Chicago Bears fire John Fox after third straight losing season
The Chicago Bears have fired coach John Fox after another miserable NFL season at Solider Field.
John Fox has been sacked as the Chicago Bears' head coach the day after he finished his third consecutive losing season.
Fox — 5-11 after Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings — never won more than six games in a season in Chicago and went 14-34 (.292) as the Bears coach.
Since Lovie Smith was fired after a 10-6 2012 season, the Bears have gone five seasons without a winning record.
When Chicago hired Fox in January 2015, it did so with a lot of optimism after he led the Denver Broncos to four consecutive AFC West titles.
But he never won a playoff game in Denver, leading to his departure from the Broncos.
Now, he leaves with second-worst winning percentage of any coach in the Bears' hallowed history, behind only Abe Gibron, who had a .274 winning percentage.
Ryan Pace has informed John Fox he will not return as our head coach in 2018.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 1, 2018
Bears general manager Ryan Pace will lead the search for a new head coach. with Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio rumoured to be considered for a promotion.