Tony Sparano (kneeling, in black) is the Raiders new interim head coach.
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Tony Sparano has been named the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders following the firing of now-former HC Dennis Allen.
After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN reported on Tuesday that it’s Sparano, who had the title of assistant head coach and OL coach under Allen.
Sparano, spent four seasons as the Dolphins head coach from 2008 to 2011, going 29-32 and guiding Miami to the AFC East Division title in his first year.
However, following three straight losing seasons with the Dolphins the team fired him and Sparano signed as the Jets offensive coordinator in 2012. But a 6-10 season with the Jets ended his tenure, sending him to Oakland in 2013.