NFL: New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan keeps his job for next year

Last Updated: 01/01/13 4:09pm

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Rex Ryan: will remain as the head of the New York Jets for next season

Rex Ryan: will remain as the head of the New York Jets for next season

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The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum - but head coach Rex Ryan has kept his job.

Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson announced on Monday that Tannenbaum had been relieved of his duties after the team finished the season with a 6-10 record, meaning for the second successive year they missed the play-offs.

"Our 2012 season was a disappointment to all of us. My goal every year as owner is to build a team that wins consistently. This year, we failed to achieve that goal," Johnson said in a statement on the franchise's website.

"This morning, I informed Mike Tannenbaum that he will not return for the 2013 season. Mike devoted 15 years of service to the Jets, and I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication.

"Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship Games, we are not where we want to be, and a new General Manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track."

Tannenbaum spent seven seasons with the Jets, with the team going 57-55 in that time. They lost in the AFC Championship Games in both 2009 and 2010.

However Ryan - who replaced Eric Mangini in New York - will remain in his current role for 2013. He has two years left on his current contract.

"Rex Ryan will remain the head Ccach of our football team. I believe that he has the passion, the talent, and the drive to successfully lead our team," Johnson continued.

"Like all Jets fans, I am disappointed with this year's results. However, I am confident that this change will best position our team for greater success going forward."

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