Los Angeles Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher

The Los Angeles Rams parted ways with head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday, a day after being destroyed by the Atlanta Falcons 14-42 in what has been a disappointing season for the team which recently returned to town.

"Making a decision such as this - especially during the season - is one of the most difficult in sports," said Rams' owner Stan Kroenke in a statement. "I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend. He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization. However, this is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans' expectations."

The 58-year-old Fisher was in his fifth season with Rams. The team returned to Los Angeles this year from St. Louis. Fisher was 31-45-1, including 4-9 this season.

It is unclear who will be named interim head coach.