Following reports of a historic 10-year deal, the Oakland Raiders officially named Jon Gruden their new head coach on Saturday night (Jan. 6).
“Welcome back, Coach Gruden. Let’s get to work,” the team wrote on Twitter.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 7, 2018
The announcement came about an hour after Gruden worked as the analyst on ESPN for the AFC playoff game at Kansas City between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.
He will be officially introduced at the Raiders facility in Alameda on Tuesday (Jan. 9).
Gruden last coached in the NFL in 2008, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before that, he coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001.
His new deal with the Raiders is said to be for 10 years and worth $100 million. He replaces Jack Del Rio, who went 25-23 in three seasons with the franchise and was fired.