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Bruce Arians admits it’s unlikely he coaches Browns next season despite expressing interest

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Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians admits that it is unlikely that he will make a return to the sidelines even after expressing interest in the Cleveland Browns’ head coaching job.

The two-time coach of the year winner stated that, “It’s probably 99-to-1 against,” when asked about coaching next season, as per  Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report.

This reply came just two weeks after the 66-year-old considered a return to coaching. Arians stated before that he prefers to coach the Cleveland Browns ahead of the other head coach needy teams in the league.

Arians still has us wondering if he’ll decide to return to the league. Right now, it seems like he’s having second thoughts about making that decision.

Currently, Arians is a game analyst for CBS Sports, a position that he has held since May of this year.

Arians came into the spotlight in 2012 when he subbed for Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. He was able to lead the team to a 9-3 record as an interim head coach to complete one of the biggest turnarounds in league history. The Colts were one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2011 with a 2-14 record.

Due to his performance, the Cardinals lured him to become their head coach in 2013. Under him, the team experienced their most successful run in recent years.

From 2013-2017, the Cardinals have compiled a 49-30 record with two playoff appearances. Their best season occurred in 2015 when they finished 13-3 and eventually reached the NFC Championship game where they lost against the Carolina Panthers.

After a couple of unsuccessful seasons in 2016 and 2017, he retired from his post.