Philadelphia Eagles fire head coach Andy Reid

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The Eagles announced the end of Andy Reid's 14-year head coaching tenure on Monday morning.

Reid's departure was predicted after the high-priced Eagles team many considered to be an NFC title contender stumbled to a 4-12 record.

Reid immediately helped the Eagles turn the franchise around upon his arrival in 1999, coaching the team to the playoffs in 2000, the first of nine postseason berths. He owns the franchise record of 140 victories, which also ranks him 22nd among NFL coach all-time.

"Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come,” said owner Jeffrey Lurie. "But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.” "The search for the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will begin immediately," said Lurie.