Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden was fired in January, but it didn’t take him too long to find another job.
Gruden, who coached the Bucs from 2002-08, winning three division titles and Super Bowl XXXVII, will replace Tony Kornheiser in the Monday Night Football booth in 2009.
Gruden, who is Tampa Bay’s all-time winningest coach with a 60-57 record, joins ESPN’s Monday Night Football team of play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski, starting in September.
"This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football," Gruden said in a statement released by ESPN. "I grew up a fan of Monday Night Football, and whether I've coached on Monday night or watched, I've hardly missed a game all these years.
"To join Mike and Jaws in the booth and to work alongside this top-notch team is going to be a real thrill."
This isn’t Gruden’s first television gig. He served as a guest analyst on the NFL Network during the Combine and 2009 NFL Draft earlier this year.