Jeff Fisher's extension with the Rams didn't last long.
Just eight days after the veteran head coach signed a two-year pact to remain with the team, he was fired by the Rams, the club announced Monday.
The Rams are 4-9 this season after Sunday's loss to Atlanta. In five-plus seasons with the Rams, Fisher compiled a 31-45-1 record.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke issued the following statement regarding the firing of Fisher:
“Making a decision such as this - especially during the season - is one of the most difficult in sports. I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend.
“He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization.
“However, this is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans' expectations. We all are focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud. Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step to bringing us closer to that goal.”
Los Angeles did not immediately announce who will serve as interim head coach.
The Los Angeles Rams have relieved Jeff Fisher from head coaching duties. Full statement to follow.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 12, 2016