Cleveland Browns sack head coach Hue Jackson after 3-36-1 record
By James Simpson
Last Updated: 30/10/18 7:57am
The Cleveland Browns have sacked head coach Hue Jackson, with Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams taking interim charge.
The 53-year-old, who took over in January 2016, had a 3-36-1 record in Cleveland and has just 11 wins in 56 games as a head coach (11-44-1).
Under him, the Browns finished as the worst team in the NFL in two consecutive seasons, including an 0-16 campaign in 2017, only the second winless season in NFL history.
His firing comes a day after a 33-18 defeat by Pittsburgh, and makes Jackson the sixth straight Browns head coach to be fired after the team's second game of the season against the Steelers.
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has also been fired, following Jackson out the door.
"We greatly appreciate Hue's commitment to the Cleveland Browns organisation over the last two and a half years," Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.
"We understand how critical this time period is in the development of our football team, individually and collectively, and believed it was in the organisation's best interest to make the move at this time, in order to maximise our opportunities the rest of this season. We certainly only wish Hue, Michelle, and his family the best moving forward."