|AP source: Jets agree to make Rex Ryan coach|
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|Monday, 19 January 2009 08:22|
The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the four-year deal was not yet finalized, says it was expected to be done in the next few days.
Ryan, 46, replaces the fired Eric Mangini and takes over a team that started last season 8-3, but missed the playoffs with quarterback Brett Favre after losing four of its last five games.
Ryan is expected to be formally introduced at a news conference Wednesday at the Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J.
AP Sports Writer Larry Lage in Detroit contributed to this report.