John Fox is no longer coaching the Denver Broncos because he and John Elway could not get on the same page.
The Broncos' season was ended by defeat to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's Divisional play-offs.
But Elway said the reason for parting ways between the organisation and Fox came down to the inability to agree on the team"s future.
"The biggest thing between us is we disagreed how to get to the next level," Elway said Tuesday. "That"s where that disagreement came from."
Elway did not give any specific points of dissension, but said he felt like the Broncos "didn't feel like we went out kicking and screaming".
There is speculation the Broncos' vice president was not a fan of the run-centric offense the team ran near the end of the season. The Broncos won AFC West titles in Fox"s four seasons with the team, and made it to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Peyton Manning's future has also been a point of contention, but Elway confirmed he wants the veteran to continue in Denver.
The Broncos, meanwhile, will begin the business of searching for a new head coach imminently.
"You want to get like-minded people," Elway said. "I know there"s a lot of quality candidates out there."
Fox will interview for the Bears head coaching vacancy, according to reports.