The New York Giants fired head coach Joe Judge on Tuesday night, the team announced.
“Steve (Tisch) and I both believe it is in the best interest of our franchise to move in another direction,” Giants team president John Mara said in a statement. “We met with Joe yesterday afternoon to discuss the state of the team. I met again with Joe this afternoon, and it was during that conversation I informed Joe of our decision. We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organization.”
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Mara continued: “I said before the season started that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season. Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision. We will hire a general manager and that person will lead the effort to hire a new head coach.”
In two seasons at the helm, Judge led the Giants to a 10-23 record. Last year, New York finished with a 6-10 record before putting together a 4-13 record this past season. The Giants have fired three straight coaches after just two seasons each. Judge followed the same fate as Pat Shurmur and Ben McAdoo.
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On Monday, senior vice president and general manager Dave Gettleman announced his retirement.
Mara and Tisch began their search for a new general manager, and each potential candidate is expected to be announced after they complete the interview process.
“This will be a comprehensive search for our next general manager,” Mara said after Gettleman announced his retirement. “We are looking for a person who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication abilities, somebody who will oversee all aspects of our football operations, including player personnel, college scouting and coaching.”
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Tisch added: “It is an understatement to say John and I are disappointed by the lack of success we have had on the field. We are united in our commitment to find a general manager who will provide the direction necessary for us to achieve the on-field performance and results we all expect.”