New York Jets hiring Robert Saleh as coach – ESPN

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.– The New York Jets, coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, have reached an arrangement in concept with San Francisco 49ers protective organizer Robert Saleh to be their next head coach, the team announced Thursday night.The contract is for five years, leagues sources told ESPNs Adam Schefter.Saleh, 41, who spoke with virtually last Friday, rapidly established himself as the Jets front-runner. At that point, the Jets decided and held internal conversations to make a deal to Saleh, a source said.There was plenty of competition for Saleh, who received interview requests from 6 of the 7 teams in the NFL head-coaching market.Saleh is anticipated to take 49ers passing-game planner Mike LaFleur– the sibling of Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur– with him as his offensive organizer, sources told Schefter.Saleh, who is Lebanese American, will sign up with Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team as active minority head coaches in the league. Ownership sought to discover a “CEO” coach, someone who could galvanize the company and construct a winning culture.General supervisor Joe Douglas, who led the Jets search, has no previous experience working with Saleh.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.– The New York Jets, coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, have actually reached a contract in principle with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to be their next head coach, the group announced Thursday night.The arrangement is for 5 years, leagues sources informed ESPNs Adam Schefter.Saleh, 41, who interviewed virtually last Friday, rapidly established himself as the Jets front-runner. At that point, the Jets decided and held internal conversations to make a deal to Saleh, a source said.There was plenty of competitors for Saleh, who received interview requests from 6 of the seven teams in the NFL head-coaching market.Saleh is anticipated to take 49ers passing-game organizer Mike LaFleur– the brother of Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur– with him as his offending coordinator, sources told Schefter.Saleh, who is Lebanese American, will join Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team as active minority head coaches in the league. Ownership sought to discover a “CEO” coach, somebody who might galvanize the organization and develop a winning culture.General manager Joe Douglas, who led the Jets search, has no prior experience working with Saleh.

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