Miami Dolphins Fire Tony Sparano
The Miami Dolphins have fired Tony Sparano and named assistant head coach Todd Bowles as the team’s interim coach.
Todd Bowles will coach the Dolphin’s remaining three games, which begins with Sunday’s road game against the Buffalo Bills.
Tony Sparano was briefed of owner Steve Ross’ decision Monday afternoon. General Manager Jeff Ireland is not on the chopping block as of yet, but ESPN is reporting that former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson, who is a friend and business partner of Ross, will be hired as the team’s vice president of football operations.
Peterson will hold the position that Bill Parcells resigned from before last season.
That means Peterson, who has worked closely with Ross as a consultant for two seasons, will be leading the search for the Dolphins next head coach.
Tony Sparano finishes his career in Miami with a 20-39 regular season record, which was marred by back to back 7-9 seasons before this year’s 4-9 record, which included a 0-7 start.
The highlight of Sparano’s career with Miami was his first year, where Chad Pennington led the team to a 11-5 that including the Dolphins winning the AFC East division and a playoff appearance.