Jon Gruden To Be Introduced As Raiders Head Coach Next Week

Jonathan Hernandez
January 6, 2018

The Raiders have called a significant news conference for Tuesday, at which time they will introduce Gruden as the team's next coach, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

Gruden will replace former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who was sacked Sunday after a disappointing six-win season.

The Raiders' owner and managing general owner also may include an ownership stake in the offer to Gruden, also reported by Schefter.

Despite not coaching in almost a decade Gruden has routinely been a magnet for head coaching rumors. His last game with Oakland was the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2002 playoffs that helped launch the Patriots dynasty. He was 95-81 over 11 seasons with Oakland and Tampa Bay, winning a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.

The Oakland Raiders have apparently completed their interview process and decided on their next head coach, and you will never guess who landed the job. Carolina Panthers coordinator Greg Olson is expected to be Gruden's offensive coordinator and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is a top candidate for Oakland's defensive coordinator position.

Gruden, who was hired by ESPN in 2009, reportedly already has made some key hires to his coaching staff.

Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.

The former and future coach of the Raiders will receive a 10-year deal that will pay him about $10 million per year.

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