The Raiders have called a significant news conference for Tuesday, at which time they will introduce Gruden as the team's next coach, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
ESPN's Adam Schefter and Paul Gutierrez reported Monday that the Raiders are expected to make Gruden their next head coach following the firing of Jack Del Rio.
The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday.
It is still quite early in the process, but this will be a key factor in determining if Gruden's return to Oakland will be successful early on, and possibly long-term.
Gruden has built a strong reputation as a brash head coach known to get on his quarterbacks quite roughly. However, prior to that he coached in Oakland for 4 seasons.
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Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst, coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, winning AFC West titles in his last two seasons. Gruden was then traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The last time Gruden coached the Raiders was January 19, 2002 against the New England Patriots. Del Rio finished 25-23 record over the last three seasons with one playoff loss.
Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.
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Also joining Gruden's staff will be Dallas' Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator.