Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Leslie Frazier one day after his team ended the 2013 season with a record of (5-10-1), the team announced on Monday.
“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings,” owner Zygi Wilf said in a statement. “He stepped in and established a strong positive culture here and he has been the consummate professional as our head coach and in this community. Making this change is difficult, but what we determined is best for the organization.”
The 54-year-old Frazier coached three-plus seasons with the Vikings, amassing a record of (21-33-1) and helping the team to the playoffs in the 2012 season.
“Unfortunately, we did not achieve consistent success and did not achieve the progress we expected,” general manager Rick Spielman said. “We believe a coaching change is needed to help build a successful team moving forward.”
The Vikings have scheduled an afternoon news conference to address the coaching change, with that scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the team's Winter Park training facilities.