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Last updated: 12/31/19 4:39 PM
Ron Rivera seems to take over as head coach of the Washington Redskins
Former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has found a new home and agrees to become the Washington Redskins head coach after an interview with the team on Monday, according to NFL.com.
Rivera, who turns 58 on January 7, was fired by the Panthers after a 5-7 start this season, with a nine-year tenure in which he went 76-63-1 and led Carolina to a Super Bowl 50 appearance. Coincidentally, his last match was a home loss of 29-21 against Washington.
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He replaces interim coach Bill Callahan, who closed the season after Jay Gruden was fired after a 0-5 start.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver reported that Rivera has agreed to a five-year deal with the team.
The move comes one day after team president and CEO Bruce Allen was fired after 10 seasons. Allen held different roles in the organization and retained staff control for most of that range, apart from a piece with Scot McCloughan as general manager.
NBC Sports Washington announced prior to Monday’s meeting that Rivera would probably have full staff control, including the final word on the team’s 2020 version, with the possibility that Washington would appoint a full-time general manager to the version.
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