The Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Todd Haley effective immediately, according to a report on the team's official site. The team will hold a press conference on Monday, according to the report. As head coach of the Chiefs, Haley finishes with a 19-27 record, and won the AFC West Division last season.
The official report contained two quotes, one from Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, and the other from GM Scott Pioli:
"This was a difficult decision but one that we feel is best for the future of the Chiefs," Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. "Although there have been bright spots at different points this season, we have not made meaningful progress and we felt that it was necessary to make a change. We appreciate Todd’s contributions during his time with the club, and we wish him well in the future."
"Todd helped this team in many valuable ways over the past three seasons, and I am thankful for his contributions," Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said. "Unfortunately, we have not been able to establish the kind of consistency we need to continue to build a strong foundation for the future and we believe a change is important at this time."
Kansas City (5-8) was blown out by the New York Jets on Sunday, 37-10, and are 1-5 in their last six games.