Raiders to introduce Jon Gruden as head coach Tuesday

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Former head coach of the Oakland Raiders and now ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst Jon Gruden looks on during pre-game warm ups before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

ALAMEDA (KRON) — The Oakland Raiders are expected to announce Jon Gruden as their new head coach in a press conference Tuesday, according to sources close to the team.

Long-time Raiders beat writer and co-author of  “Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield,” Steve Corkran, broke the news at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Adam Schefter also referenced Corkran’s report, saying “Raiders are calling a significant press conference for Tuesday at which time they will introduce Jon Gruden as their next head coach.”

Schefter reported that Gruden will receive a ten-year contract, which would be the longest coaching deal in NFL history.

“The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million,” Schefter said.

In his first tenure with the Raiders, through the 1998-2001 seasons, Gruden posted a winning 38-26 record.

The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was in the infamous “Tuck Rule” game in 2002, in which they lost to the Patriots 16-13.

Gruden moved on to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII the following season.

In 2009 he transitioned into his broadcasting career as a color analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football program.

To come to the Raiders, Gruden will have to break his contract with ESPN, for which he signed an extension through 2021 back in 2014.

The Raiders fired former head coach Jack Del Rio immediately after losing their final game of the 2017 season to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday.

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