The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Dennis Allen Monday night after an 0-4 start.
Former Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, and Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, appear to be the leading candidates to take over the Raiders with the “interim” tag. The new coach will enjoy a bye week to acquaint the team with his style and system before hosting the San Diego Chargers on October 12.
Including John Gruden, the new hire will be the ninth Oakland head coach since the “tuck rule” game downed the Raiders and launched New England’s dynasty during the 2001 season’s playoffs. Allen finishes his two-plus years at the helm with an 8-36 record.
The Raiders haven’t boasted a winning record in over a decade.