Tony Sparano named interim head coach in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders will turn to Tony Sparano to be the team's interim head coach now that Dennis Allen has been fired, reports ESPN's Jim Trotter.

Allen was fired after a poor showing against the Miami Dolphins in a loss in London. Sitting at 0-4, Raiders owner Mark Davis decided it was already time for a change. Sparano does bring head coaching experience in the NFL, so he is a fit for the temporary position.

The Raiders are entering their bye week so there will be some time for the coaching staff to get acclimated to the way Sparano wants to do things. But with the players on the roster and an organization that has had trouble for some time, this has the makings of a long, long season in Oakland.

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