Despite not coaching in almost a decade Gruden has routinely been a magnet for head coaching rumors.
Gruden dismissed speculation raised in a report by ESPN over the weekend that he would get an ownership stake as part of his contract. Though his name had previously been rumored to head to the University of Tennessee as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the two sides are expected to reach a deal some time in the very near future.
Ian Rapoport with NFL.com reports that Gruden will be introduced at a Tuesday press conference.
Jon Gruden will leave retirement to take over the Raiders once again.
Two guys that have been linked to joining Gruden with the Raiders are CBS football analyst Rich Gannon and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.
Gruden was sacked by Tampa Bay following the 2008 season and has spent the past nine years as an announcer at ESPN. Del Rio finished 25-23 record over the last three seasons with one playoff loss.
Gruden was the Raiders coach from 1998-2001 and compiled a 38-26 record with the team. But more significantly to me, Papa was extremely close to Al Davis, especially during Al's final years, and also to Jon Gruden before and after Al traded Gruden away to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We'll see what decision they make".
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