Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy poured cold water over speculation his sacking is imminent, labelling the report inaccurate.
Nagy has found himself under pressure following Chicago’s 3-7 start to the NFL season and there have been reports his job is on the line heading into Thursday’s clash with the winless Detroit Lions.
A report claimed Nagy’s final game would be against the Lions and that he has already been told of the franchise’s decision.
Nagy was asked about his future and the particular report on Tuesday, telling reporters: “That is not accurate.”
The Bears – beaten by the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11 – have lost their last five games, and they had a six-game losing streak last season.
According to Stats Perform, this is the first time the Bears have endured a five-game or longer losing streak in each of two consecutive seasons since 1997 (seven straight losses) and 1998 (six in a row).
Nagy, who has led the Bears to the playoffs in two of his three full seasons since being appointed in 2018, added: “My focus is on these players and Detroit, and that’s it. That’s my job as a head coach and a leader, is to do that.
“These players have been amazing. They’ve been great. You have this quick turnaround after a loss like [Sunday’s to the Ravens], and now here you go.
“The only thing we can do is focus on the now and do everything we can. Thursday is going to be here quickly.”