- The Washington Times - Monday, December 30, 2013

Come the 2014 season, the Minnesota Vikings will have a new head coach.

Leslie Frazier is not returning, the team’s official Twitter site put out early Monday morning.

“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for Leslie and what he has done for the Minnesota Vikings,” team owner Zygi Wilf said in a statement, reported by ESPN. “He stepped in and established a strong positive culture here and he has been the consummate professional as our head coach and in this community. Making this change is difficult, but what we determined is best for the organization.”

The Vikings wrapped their season last in the NFC North — the second time doing so in the last three seasons under Mr. Frazier. The team did reach the playoffs in 2012, but lost seven of their first eight games in 2013.

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