Shanahan fired by Broncos
on January 7, 2009 by Administrator
Last week, the Denver Broncos sacked head coach, Mike Shanahan, after the club failed to reach the play-offs following a poor run of form. Shanahan joined the club as head coach in 1995 after being associated with them in one way or another for many years and he experienced some success during his reign.
The Broncos won the Super Bowl in 1998 and managed to defend their title the following year. Although the club won half of their matches this season, several bad results towards the latter stages left them unable to be a part of the play-offs. During his time at the club, Shanahan won 146 matches and lost a total of 89.
Shanahan’s sacking has come as a shock to many, especially since he was such an experienced coach. Only Jeff Fisher, who became head coach of Tennessee in the early 1990s, had been serving as a coach for longer than Shanahan.
The owner of the Denver Broncos, Pat Bowlen, revealed that the decision to sack him was extremely