Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen on the sideline against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dennis Allen Likely to Return Next Season


Oakland Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen will likely be back next season, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

The team’s two previous head coaches – Tom Cable and Hue Jackson – were both let go after 8-8 seasons, leading some to believe that Allen’s 4-11 campaign with one game to play would result in his firing.

However, that seems unlikely, as new owner Mark Davis is “resisting pulling the plug.” GM Reggie McKenzie, who signed Allen to a four-year deal, cited salary cap issues and lack of draft picks as the reason for the disappointing season.

Allen, who is in his first season as an NFL head coach, was previously an assistant for the Falcons, Saints, and Broncos. The Raiders are currently third in the AFC West, as only the lowly Chiefs have a worse record.

 

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