CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Bears fired head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace Monday morning, the team announced Monday.

Bears chairman George McCaskey is expected to address the firings at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Nagy and Pace were fired after yet another disappointing season ended with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

“We know how the season went this year. We know how it went toward the end of the year and of course today’s game,” Nagy said Sunday. “I’ve never been in this position and for me, I continue to just go about business like normal. I mean that. I have had conversations. Nothing has changed as I told you guys a few days ago. I know this, whatever is supposed to happen will happen.”

Things were looking good early on but the team blew an early lead. The Bears ended with a 6-11 record for the season.

Many believe it’s time to go in another direction.

“It’s gotta be the right move,” said veteran sportswriter Joe Aguilar. “We’ve had three years of mediocre football.”

Nagy was hired by Pace in 2018 after serving as an offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bears would finish with a 12-4 record and an appearance in the playoffs in his first season as Nagy was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year.

But over the next three seasons, the Bears would only make the playoffs once and did not have a winning record.

Pace has been the Bears’ general manager for six seasons, two more than Nagy has been head coach. The Bears made the playoffs twice during his tenure.

Notable moves by Pace include moving up in the draft to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Justin Fields as well as trading for linebacker Khalil Mack.

Prior to joining the Bears, Pace had served as director of player personnel for the New Orleans Saints.

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