Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'Nothing's official yet'

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'Nothing's official yet'

His new contract with the Raiders is for 10 years and likely approaching $100 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, which will take him with the franchise to Las Vegas in 2020.

Gruden spent his first four seasons as a head coach with Oakland, posting a 38-26 record from 1998-2001 and guiding the team to a pair of playoff berths, including the AFC Championship game in his last two seasons.

"It's an emotional and bittersweet day for our Monday Night Football family as today we say goodbye to coach Gruden after nine very distinguished years in this Monday Night Football booth".

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The Oakland Raiders announced their decision to hire Gruden via social media and on Twitter.

"Well, thank you, nothing's official yet, but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since I got here", Gruden said.

This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint. Following that snowy contest, Raiders owner Al Davis made the trade the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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He last coached with the Buccaneers, with whom he won Super Bowl XXXVII - beating the Raiders 48-21.

No matter what the relationship was or wasn't, we weren't robbed of a heartfelt parting of the ways. It won't happen Saturday, because Gruden has obligations with his current employer, ESPN, and it won't be Monday because that's when he's expected to "interview" for his new gig. In 2009, Gruden got behind the ESPN color analyst desk for Monday Night Football. He is the second-youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl in National Football League history, winning a ring at age 39 in his first season with Tampa Bay.

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