Texans fire general manager Brian Gaine

The Houston Texans have fired general manager Brian Gaine, the team announced on Friday.

This surprising move comes just 18 months after the team hired Gaine.

Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair recognized in a statement that the decision comes at an unusual time, but the team believes it was in the best interest in the organization's quest for a championship.

As the team searches for a new general manager, Chris Olsen, the Senior Vice President of Football Administration, will serve as the interim.

Here is the statement from Cal McNair:

The Texans hired Gaine in the 2018 offseason to take over for Rick Smith.