Ron Rivera is out

NFL.com reports the panthers will need a new a coach.

The Ron Rivera era with the Panthers has come to an end.

Carolina announced Tuesday that Rivera has been fired with four games left in the 2019 season.

"I believe this is the best decision for the long-term success of our team," owner David Tepper said. "I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers."

Secondary coach Perry Fewell has been named interim head coach.

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