Raiders to hire McDaniels as new coach

Raiders to hire McDaniels as new coach

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The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to hire Josh McDaniels as their new head coach and Dave Ziegler as their new general manager, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Raiders and McDaniels are still finalizing a contract, the sources said.

Ziegler, the New England Patriots‘ director of player personnel, would replace Mike Mayock, who was fired earlier this month. He interviewed with the Raiders earlier this month.

McDaniels interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching job on Saturday.

Sources have told ESPN that McDaniels had relayed to interested teams that aligning with someone he knows well on the personnel side is a top priority, and he brought Ziegler — a fellow alum of John Carroll University — into the NFL in 2010 with the Denver Broncos when McDaniels was that team’s head coach.

Jon Gruden resigned as the Raiders’ head coach on Oct. 11 following reports that emails he wrote over a 10-year period included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language. Rich Bisacci was promoted to interim coach and led the Raiders to a wild-card berth.

Source: ESPN NFL


Author: Ellen Garcia