Oct. 7 (UPI) — Houston Texans government vp of soccer operations Jack Easterby will take over general manager duties for the rest of the 2020 season, staff proprietor Cal McNair introduced Wednesday.

“We’ll begin a search for the pinnacle coach and a GM on a everlasting foundation,” McNair mentioned on the Texans’ official radio present. “And at the moment, Jack [Easterby] will swap again to the job he had earlier than, which is in soccer ops.”

McNair, who fired head coach and general manager Invoice O’Brien on Monday after the Texans fell to 0-Four this season, mentioned he plans to return the franchise to a standard construction, with the roles of head coach and general manager held by separate folks as an alternative of just one.

McNair additionally famous that he has already began speaking with a search agency and needs to rent a general manager earlier than a head coach to “use [the GM’s] experience to discover the fitting head coach.”

“We’re going to do that the fitting means,” mentioned McNair, who plans to wait till after the season to make the hires.

Romeo Crennel — the staff’s affiliate head coach — was named the Texans’ interim head coach Monday.

The Texans (0-4) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) at 1 p.m. EST Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston.

This week within the Nationwide Soccer League

Cincinnati Bengals’ Giovani Bernard (L) is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars’ Joe Schobert on Sunday in Cincinnati, the place the Bengals gained 33-25. Photograph by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photograph

Bengals followers cheer for their staff within the first sport followers have been allowed to attend at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati on Sunday. Photograph by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photograph

The Bengals’ Joe Mixon (prime) is tackled by the Jaguars’ Josh Jones. Photograph by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photograph

The Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew throws underneath stress from the Bengals protection. Photograph by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photograph

The Bengals’ huge receiver AJ Inexperienced (R) cannot make the catch underneath stress from the Jaguars’ Tre Herndon. Photograph by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photograph

Los Angeles Rams’ Leonard Floyd (L) sacks New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday. The Rams gained 17-9. Photograph by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photograph

The Giants’ Darius Slayton will get away from the Rams’ Darious Williams. Photograph by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photograph

The Giants’ James Bradberry (backside) recovers a Rams fumble. Photograph by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photograph