The Washington Redskins have confirmed this morning that head coach Mike Shanahan has been relieved of his duties as the Executive Vice President and Head Coach of the team.
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Daniel M. Snyder said (in a Press Release). “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
“We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach to finding the right coach to return the Redskins to where we believe we should be,” General Manager Bruce Allen said in the same statement. “We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year.”