Texans fire head coach O' Brien

Last Updated: 05/10/20 11: 40pm

The Houston Texans have fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien following a disappointing 0-4 start to the season.

Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair said the team is “moving in a different direction” and promoted assistant head coach Romeo Crennel to interim coach for the rest of the 2020 season.

McNair said in a news release on Monday: “On behalf of my family and our entire organisation, I want to sincerely thank Bill O’Brien and his family for their impact on our franchise.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been unable to prevent Houston making a poor start to the brand new season

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been unable to prevent Houston making a poor start to the new season

Quarterback Deshaun Watson has been unable to prevent Houston creating a poor start to the new season

“Bill’s leadership moved our organisation forward as that he guided us to four AFC South division championships, 52 wins and multiple playoff appearances throughout his tenure.

“Bill proved himself as a coach plus leader in this league.

“I spoke with him previously today and told him we have been moving in a different direction.

“Romeo Crennel will serve as our own interim head coach for the rest of the 2020 season.

“We have a talented team and am have no doubt our players plus staff will rally to make Texans fans proud, as we aim to earn championships and do great things for your city of Houston. ”

O’Brien, 50, was previously offensive planner of the New England Patriots plus head coach at Penn Condition University.

The Texans reached the playoffs in 4 of his six full periods and O’Brien was 52-48 within 100 regular-season games as an NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE head coach.

Houston went 2-4 in the playoffs beneath the head coach.

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