Carroll entering final year of his original deal.
Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks, are expected to announce that coach Pete Carroll has signed a contract extension on Friday.
The team have announced a news conference for 1.30 p.m. ET on Friday, and although no reason has been given for the scheduled meeting, league sources have told ESPN that it is to announce the new deal for Carroll.
The Seahawks coach was entering the final year of his original five-year deal worth $35m which he signed to leave USC and coach the NFL outfit back in 2010.
After mixed results in his initial years at the organisation, Carroll led Seattle to their first Super Bowl championship in February, after a memorable season culminated in victory over the Denver Broncos in New Jersey.
While the 62-year-old maintained throughout the 2013 season that he had no concerns over his contract situation, it is clear that the organisation are keen to secure him for the long-term future and will be expected to announce such a deal on Friday.
However, there are contrasting reports that the news conference could merely be to announce that safety Earl Thomas has signed a new deal, as he took to Twitter on Thursday and said; “GOD you’re so good!”.
Further, the Seahawks also hope to sign cornerback Richard Sherman to a new deal as both Sherman and Thomas will become free agents after the upcoming season.
As a result, it remains to be seen what the news conference is essentially for, although NFL Network did originally report that it was Carroll’s extension that will make the headlines come Friday afternoon.