“The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately,” Packers president Mark Murphy said in a statement. “Mike has been a terrific head coach and leader of the Packers for 13 seasons, during which time we experienced a great deal of success on and off the field.“We want to thank Mike, his wife, Jessica, and the rest of the McCarthy family for all that they have done for the Packers and the Green Bay and Wisconsin communities. We will immediately begin the process of selecting the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers.”The Packers have struggled throughout the season and hold a 4-7-1 record after falling to Arizona. Green Bay has dropped three straight games and five of its last sixMcCarthy took over the Packers in 2006. He guided the team to a 125-77-2 record and nine playoff appearances in his 12-plus seasons with the franchise. McCarthy also led Green Bay to a victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl 45. The Packers will host the Falcons in Week 14 action next Sunday. Mike McCarthy is no longer the coach of the Packers.Green Bay announced Sunday it had fired McCarthy after a 20-17 loss to the lowly Cardinals. Joe Philbin will serve as the team’s interim coach.