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Former Denver and Washington head coach Mike Shanahan said he is open to coaching in the NFL again, but only for a contender. Shanahan was fired as Redskins coach after the 2013 season. 

By SI Wire
July 25, 2014

Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he is open to coaching in the NFL again but only for a contender, the coach told USA Today's Jarrett Bell.

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

Shanahan won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Broncos in 1998 and 1999 under owner Pat Bowlen, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.


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