The Eric Mangini Era is over after two seasons of 5-11 records.
The Browns coach was fired this morning in a meeting with President Mike Holmgren. He had two years remaining on his contract at an average salary of about $3.9 million, according to previous reports.
Holmgren is scheduled to address the media at 1 p.m.
Unlike a year ago, when Holmgren met with Mangini over a few days to decide his fate, this inquisition didn't take long.
Two NFL sources speculated that Holmgren himself would take over as coach, returning to the sideline for the first time since he left as Seattle coach following the 2008 season. It's possible that he would seek to retain defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and special teams coordinator Brad Seely.