Tony Sparano wants to stay as Raiders head coach

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Tony Sparano coached the Raiders to  3-9 record after taking over for Dennis Allen. Now the interim coach wants to stay on board for the 2015 season.

“All I want to do right now is be the head coach of the Raiders,” Sparano said. “How badly? Very, very badly. This is my team. I left my team today. I’m looking forward to starting over again with them. Those decisions will be made down the road. I only have one concern now and that’s to be head coach of the Oakland Raiders.”

With general manager Reggie McKenzie appearing to be safe the biggest question for the Raiders is Sparano.

“I’m confident. I know the direction this is headed,” Sparano said. “I’ve done this before, not quite like this. I’ve got a lot of work done right here. I want that work to be for me, for this organization.”

Given that Jim Harbaugh is no longer an option, Sparano stands to have a reasonable chance to remain with the Raiders. He will soon speak to owner Mark Davis about the position.