Mike Shanahan is no longer the head coach and executive vice president of the Washington Redskins.
Shanahan was fired after a meeting with team owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen Monday morning.
The former coach had a record of 24-40 in four seasons in Washington, and his team finished in last place three times.
"Four years ago we thought we did the right thing," says Allen. "We went out and met with Mike. We wanted a proven coach who had a good record and we felt could lead our football team. Unfortunately today our results aren't what we had hoped."
The Redskins posted a record of 3-13 this year, after winning the NFC East last season.
Shanahan says, "I believe we are in at least a situation where we are better off today than we were four years ago."
The thirteen losses is tied for the most in team history, and Washington finished the season on an eight game losing streak.
Allen says, "The frustration of the season is there is a nucleus for success. We saw it. We saw it just a year ago."
The Redskins now begin their search for the eighth head coach in Daniel Snyder's sixteen years of team ownership.
Allen says, "It really is an open list. It will have NFL coaches, it will have college coaches on it. Some have head coaching experience, some don't."
Shanahan says despite how it ended up, the Redskins franchise is still a desirable location for any coach.
"This is the best," says Shanahan. "When you take a look at what the franchise has done. You take a look at the opportunities that are given to you, as a head football coach, and your staff, you can't feel better."