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Gary Kubiak takes over as Denver Broncos' head coach

Gary Kubiak has returned to the Denver Broncos to become the franchise's new head coach.

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Former Denver Broncos quarterback Gary Kubiak has succeeded John Fox as the franchise's new head coach.

Kubiak, who was the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator during the 2014 regular season and had a seven-year spell in charge of the Houston Texans, has signed a four-year deal and Broncos' president Joe Ellis thinks it represents an exciting appointment.

"From his time in Denver, he completely understands - and has contributed to - the culture of winning that has been established throughout Pat Bowlen's ownership," said Ellis in a statement.

"Gary also respects what the Broncos mean to this community and the special connection this team has with its fans.

"We are thrilled that Gary Kubiak is returning to Denver to become the next head coach of the Broncos."

Kubiak served as back-up to John Elway - now the Broncos' general manager - during his eight-year playing career in Denver and will be keen to resolve the future of current quarterback Peyton Manning.

Speculation is rife that Manning will retire in the wake of the side's play-off exit at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, with the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer yet to make his decision public.

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