Shanahan coached Washington the last four seasons, but was fired after his team only managed a 3-13 record last year. While Shanahan said he may want to coach again, he isn't going to rush into a less than ideal situation.
"If I get back into coaching, it would have to be a situation where there was a realistic opportunity to win a Super Bowl," Shanahan, 61, told USA TODAY Sports.
He also stressed that the team's owner was an important factor. Shanahan clashed at times with Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
"It would have to be with the right ownership," Shanahan said.
Before coaching Washington, Shanahan spent two years in the late 1980's with the Los Angeles Raiders and 14 years with the Denver Broncos.
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