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Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan, head coach Adam Gase takes over personnel on interim basis

By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

Amid reports of tension, the New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and have replaced him with head coach Adam Gase, who will take over personnel decisions on an interim basis.

The announcement was made by Jets CEO Christopher Johnson.

Maccagnan had held the job for the last four seasons. The Jets did not make the playoffs during his tenure.

The news comes after rumblings of a rift between Gase, the Jets new head coach, and Maccagnan. Both sides denied any friction, with Gase saying the reports "pissed him off."

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there were indeed disagreements between the two, including on the Jets biggest free agent signing.

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