Pete Carroll is leaving the Seattle Seahawks after 14 seasons as head coach.

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During his lengthy tenure, he was responsible for two NFC championships and the franchise's sole Super Bowl victory.

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He did so until the ownership of the Seattle Seahawks felt it was time for a new voice to take over after 14 seasons.

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After leading the Seahawks to two NFC titles and the team's only Super Bowl victory,......

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Following the longest run of success in team history, Carroll will step down as head coach in Seattle.

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The decision appears to be more of a separation than a termination, but one that the 72-year-old Carroll was compelled to accept after negotiations with ownership. 

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Carroll will take on an unspecified advising role inside the organisation, according to a statement issued by owner Jody Allen on Wednesday.

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Although Carroll wanted to stay in his current position and see if he could produce another championship club.

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"I competed pretty hard to be the coach, just so you know," Carroll remarked at a tearful goodbye press conference.

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