Chucky's Back! Raiders Officially Hire Jon Gruden as Head Coach

Which is what led to ESPN play-by-play man Sean McDonough's attempt at bidding Gruden, an analyst with the network, a classy farewell before their call of the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs wild-card game Saturday afternoon.

Gruden's new contract is expected to be a 10-year deal worth $100 million.

The Raiders released a one-sentence statement with their tweet: "The Oakland Raiders will host a press conference at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 9 to officially introduce Jon Gruden as the new head coach of the Silver and Black".

"Coach. great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, ' not only have you lived up to it, you've enhanced it with your performance here", McDonough continued.

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The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished his final broadcast as an announcer for ESPN.

Gruden returns to the Raiders after nine years away from coaching.

"But I know you are looking forward to getting back to coaching".

"Thank you. It's been a great run", Gruden said with a smile. "We congratulate you as you head back to the sidelines with the Raiders". This time he appears to have a close relationship with Mark Davis, and the Raiders are hoping he can win another Super Bowl - in Oakland or in Las Vegas.

"Nothing's official yet, but these Chiefs fans have been on my case since I've got here."

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