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Toronto Argonauts fire head coach Marc Trestman after 24-9 loss in Ottawa

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WATCH ABOVE: The Toronto Argonauts fired head coach Marc Trestman Saturday. The team’s president, Bill Manning, and general manager, Jim Popp, spoke to the media Saturday afternoon about the move – Nov 3, 2018

The Toronto Argonauts have fired head coach Marc Trestman, the team announced Saturday morning.

Trestman was the team’s 43rd head coach and helped bring the Argos to their 17th Grey Cup win in 2017.

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“We made a decision last night at 2 a.m. in the morning,” said Argos President Bill Manning.

“I spoke to Marc Trestman and made him aware that he would be relieved of his coaching duties … This was a collective decision.”

The team wrapped up a dismal season in Ottawa last night with a 24-9 loss and capped off the 2018 season with a 4-14 record.

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Earlier in the season, the team lost long-time quarterback Ricky Ray because of a neck injury.

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Trestman was the head coach of the Argos since February 2017 and had a 15-23 record in his two seasons.

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The Argos said they will immediately begin searching for a new head coach under the direction of the team’s general manager, Jim Popp.

“I think there’s some strong candidates in our league right now, you know, that are with other teams,” Popp said. “But we’ll look at all aspects. We’ll look at what’s best.”

– With files from Suzette Francis

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