Report: Raiders hire Allen as coach

Dennis Allen directs the Broncos defence during training camp in Englewood, Col., July 28, 2011....

Dennis Allen directs the Broncos defence during training camp in Englewood, Col., July 28, 2011. (DOUG PENSINGER/Getty Images/AFP)

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ALAMEDA, CALIF. - The Oakland Raiders have reportedly landed on Dennis Allen as their new head coach.

Allen, who spent this season as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, has reached an agreement to coach the Raiders, FoxSports.com reported Tuesday night.

The Raiders need a replacement for Hue Jackson, who was fired two weeks ago after just one season as head coach.

Allen was named defensive coordinator of the Broncos on January 24, 2011. He had been with the New Orleans Saints the previous five seasons, serving as assistant defensive line coach from 2006-07 and as the secondary coach from 2008-10.

The Broncos had the NFL's 20th-ranked defense during the regular season and won the AFC West division at 8-8. They beat Pittsburgh in the wild card round but lost to New England in the divisional round of the playoffs.

New Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie fired Jackson soon after he was hired.


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