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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.

01 Jan 2018, 22:31 IST
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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.

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.

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