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Raiders to make Jon Gruden highest-paid coach in National Football League history

06 January 2018, 01:10 | Nina Perez

Jon Gruden looks on during pre-game warm ups before an NFL football game on Nov. 18 2012GETTY IMAGES

Jon Gruden looks on during pre-game warm ups before an NFL football game on Nov. 18 2012GETTY IMAGES

In returning to the franchise where he coached his first four seasons, Gruden will receive a 10-year contract worth an estimated $100 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing sources.

The Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to introduce Gruden as their next head coach. He was 95-81 over 11 seasons with Oakland and Tampa Bay, winning a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.

The 54-year-old native of Sandusky, OH has been out of the coaching ranks since the conclusion of the 2008 season.

Current Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson will be Oakland's offensive coordinator, while former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will serve in the same capacity under Gruden.

The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots. During that time, the Raiders won two AFC West titles and advanced to the conference championship once.

Gruden, who was hired by ESPN in 2009, reportedly already has made some key hires to his coaching staff.

"I can tell you we believe the Rooney Rule was complied with", Lockhart said. Both the league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the NFL on its minority hiring practices, say the Raiders complied with the rule. "We'll see what decision they make".

Other teams have also done it, with one of the most recent notable coaching hires being Joe Gibbs in Washington.

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