Carolina Panthers fire head coach Matt Rhule following 1-4 start

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Carolina Panthers on Monday fired head coach Matt Rhule following Sunday night’s 37-15 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, which dropped Carolina’s record to 1-4 this season.

Rhule’s firing comes less than three years into his seven-year contract with the Panthers.

The 47-year-old leaves the team with a record of 11-27, which includes the five games he coached this season.

Defensive pass game coordinator Steve Wilks, 53, will step in as the interim coach.

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