ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Former NFL head coach and current Oakland Raiders assistant coach Tony Sparano has been named the interim head coach of the Raiders, according to a team press release.

He will take over for Dennis Allen, who was fired by the Raiders late Monday night following an 0-4 start and a blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins in London Sunday.

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Sparano coached the Dolphins from 2008 to 2011 before he was fired late in the 2011 season, finishing with an overall 29-32 record. He was offensive coordinator for the New York Jets in 2012.

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Sparano has been the Raiders’ assistant head coach/offensive line coach since joining the team in 2013.

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