Jon Gruden: Oakland Raiders Officially Announce New Head Coach

Jon Gruden to the Oakland Raiders is official.

After days of reports that Gruden was set to leave the ESPN Monday Night Football booth in order to return to the sidelines with the longest head coaching contract in NFL history, the Raiders announced the hiring of Gruden.

The news was announced on Saturday night following the conclusion of the AFC Wild Card Game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, which Gruden called.

Oakland will host a press conference at noon local time on Tuesday, Jan. 9 to officially reintroduce Gruden as the team’s head coach.

Welcome back, Coach Gruden. Let's get to work.#BackInBlack | #RaiderNation

Release: https://t.co/uVjOyTLMcj pic.twitter.com/9qJqTc0i8g

— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) January 7, 2018

The 54-year-old Gruden previously served as head coach in Oakland from 1998 through 2001, before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to replace Tony Dungy. Gruden holds an overall head coaching record of 100-85, with a 5-4 mark in the postseason.

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