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Raiders make it official: Jon Gruden is their new coach

Raiders make it official: Jon Gruden is their new coach

After days of speculation and reports, the team formerly announced the move on Saturday evening following the conclusion of the Titans-Chiefs AFC Wild Card Game.

McDonough had congratulated him on his new job with the Raiders and said his goodbyes.

It's been widely reported that Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Gruden will be announced this week as the next coach of the Oakland Raiders, and thus was working his last game for ESPN; McDonough made clear that Gruden was liked and respected not just by his broadcast partner, but by everyone involved with ESPN's National Football League production.

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a 6-10 season as rumors team owner Mark Davis had targeted Gruden to replace Del Rio.

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Sean McDonough is really going to miss his ESPN partner Jon Gruden on "Monday Night Football" and gave an awkward fist bump to prove it.

The NFL club took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to offer its former coach a 'welcome back'.

He last coached for the Silver & Black when the Raiders lost to the New England Patriots in the infamous "Tuck Rule Game", and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after.

"Well thank you", demurred Gruden, who is set to be introduced as the Raiders' head coach on Monday.

He has been with ESPN since 2009.


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