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Jon Gruden will be introduced as the Oakland Raiders’ next head coach on Tuesday, per multiple reports.

The initial report from Steve Corkran of Raiders Snake Pit — it was later confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter — says the Raiders are planning a “splashy” news conference for the former Oakland head coach.

“I have not heard that,” Gruden said from Kansas City, where he is scheduled to work the AFC wild-card game for ESPN. “I expect to hear something soon.”

According to Schefter, Gruden’s contract with the Raiders is for 10 years – the longest coaching contract in NFL history – and worth around $100 million.

A process that began on New Year’s Eve with the sudden firing of Jack Del Rio will culminate with Gruden’s return to the team for which he began his head-coaching career.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Gruden’s coordinators are already in place.

The move comes 20 years after Gruden was hired by late owner Al Davis as the NFL’s youngest head coach at age 34. After four seasons, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom he won a Super Bowl against the Raiders and coached until fired after seven seasons.

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Gruden has been the analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football since 2009 and is now tasked with turning around a Raiders team that vastly underachieved in 2017.

The Raiders fell to 6-10 in 2017 after going 12-4 and earning a playoff berth for the first time since 2002 in 2016.

After a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, owner Mark Davis fired Del Rio and seized the opportunity to bring back Gruden, who was also contacted when the Raiders hired Dennis Allen in 2012 and Del Rio in 2014.

Gruden’s salary is believed to be in the range of $10 million per year, twice what Del Rio was making and a figure that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid coach.

Gruden replaced Joe Bugel after a 4-12 season in 1998 and was 38-26 in four seasons, including AFC West titles in 2000 and 2001. He was 2-2 in the postseason, losing in the AFC title game following the 2000 season and the divisional round in 2001.

Since Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay in February 2002, the Raiders have had nine head coaches, with Del Rio lasting the longest at three seasons. Gruden is the 21st different coach in franchise history and the second man to do it twice, joining Art Shell (1989-94) and 2006.

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