Frazier to keep Vikings coaching gig

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 7:37 PM ET

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Viking will reportedly name Leslie Frazier as the permanent head coach in the next couple days.

According to the Star Tribune, Frazier will have the interim tag taken off when the official announcement is made on Monday or Tuesday. Frazier is expected to sign a deal for approximately three years, per the paper.

After taking over the team when Brad Childress was fired on November 22, he guided the squad to a 3-3 mark with a 20-13 loss to Detroit in the season finale on Sunday giving the team a 6-10 record for the season.

Frazier was the defensive coordinator for Minnesota prior to his promotion and is in his fourth season with the Vikings and his 12th as an NFL coach.

He had previously been the defensive backs coach in Philadelphia from 1999-2002, then served as defensive coordinator for Cincinnati for two seasons before moving on to Indianapolis as DBs coach for two years.

The 51-year-old former Chicago Bears' cornerback is the ninth head coach in the history of the Minnesota franchise.


Videos

Photos