Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach on Tuesday


Jon Gruden will be announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders at a press conference on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

Steve Corkran of first reported the news.

Gruden was the Raiders coach from 1998-2001 and compiled a 38-26 record with the team.

Yes, that infamous Tuck Game, in which the Patriots defeated the Raiders 16-13.

The Oakland Raiders will sign Jon Gruden to the longest coaching deal in National Football League history - a 10-year contract likely approaching $100 million - when it is made official Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

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Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst, coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, winning AFC West titles in his last two seasons.

Oakland had previously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay for four draft picks after Gruden spent four seasons with the team. During that time, the Raiders won two AFC West titles and advanced to the conference championship once. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons. Gruden has already started putting together a staff with Cincinnati defensive co-ordinator Paul Guenther among those expected to join.

"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with".

The NFL on Friday said the Raiders have complied with the Rooney Rule in their coaching search. "Minority candidates were interviewed and we will wait and see the decision they make".