Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio was asked by a Fox Sports reporter about the future of the Raiders football team during a visit to the Raiders facility in Oakland, California on Tuesday.
Del Rio, a long-time Raiders fan, is looking for his next challenge and is expected to interview for the vacant head coaching position at the NFL combine later this month.
The Raiders have been searching for a new head coach for quite some time, and this past week it was announced that the team will be hosting the NFL Combine for the first time in nearly a decade.
Del Rio had previously been in the mix for the position.
With the combine scheduled for January 3-4, the Raiders could be looking to replace their head coach, who was fired last week after an eight-year tenure.
Del, who has not coached in Oakland since 2007, is the longest-tenured head coach in the league.
Del has been one of the most polarizing coaches in NFL history.
Some say his record of 2-11 is the greatest in the history of the league, while others believe he’s just too hard on his players.
The Raiders have had success in the past with head coaches that have worked with the same group of players, including Dennis Allen and Jim Mora, but Del has always had the reputation of being a divisive figure in the locker room.
The team was 2-10 the year Del was hired and they’ve only gone 9-7 the past five years.