Raiders News: Tony Sparano To Be Named Interim Head Coach

Per ESPN's Jim Trotter, the Oakland Raiders have tabbed Tony Sparano to be their interim head coach, and the move will be announced at a 2 pm press conference.

Sparano will take over for Dennis Allen, who was fired after Sunday's blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. Allen went 8-28 with the Raiders since taking over in 2012.

Sparano was head coach of the Dolphins from 2008 to 2011, going 29-32 in just under four seasons with the team. Sparano was hired by the Raiders in January 2013, and served as an assistant head coach while also coaching the offensive line.

Sparano led the Dolphins to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth just one year after a disastrous 1-15 campaign, and the Raiders will be hoping he can replicate that success for a team that hasn't reached the playoffs since 2002-03.

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