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Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has been fired after four seasons as head coach.
Lynn signed a one-year extension in the offseason, but the Chargers went 7-9 this season, losing seven games by one score.
He did make a valiant effort at the end of the season, as the Chargers won their final four games. But it wasn’t enough for owner Dean Spanos, who made the announcement Monday.
“This morning I informed Anthony Lynn that we have made the decision to part ways with him as our head coach. I’m not sure there is another person in this league more respected as a human being than Anthony, and I want to sincerely express my deepest gratitude for his leadership during a time of great change for our organization,” Spanos said in a statement.
“As we all know, this is a results-driven business and, simply put, the results of the past two years have fallen short of expectations. Moving forward, we will redouble our efforts to both build and maintain a championship-caliber program. We have been innovative in many facets of our organization in recent years, and we need