Report: Redskins to hire Ron Rivera as next head coach


Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It appears the Washington Redskins have found their next head coach.Sources tell ESPN the team is set to bring former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera on board. Rivera, 58, would replace Jay Gruden, who was fired by the Redskins after leading the team to an 0-5 start in his sixth season. Bill Callahan, Washington’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach, stepped into Gruden’s position on an interim basis.The news of Rivera’s expected hiring comes as the Redskins let go of its president, Bruce Allen.”As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization,” Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement Monday morning. “Like our passionate fan base, I recognize that we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us.” “As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process of winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.,” Snyder continued.The Redskins finished the regular season with a 3-13 record, failing to make it to the playoffs.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.