Sources: Minnesota Vikings will introduce Kevin O’Connell as their new head coach on Thursday

The VikingsAre planning to introduce RamsSources within the league confirmed that Kevin O'Connell, their offensive coordinator, was named their next head coach.

O'Connell was not allowed to be announced by the Vikings while O'Connell was still playing for the Rams in the postseason. However, O'Connell can announce his hiring anytime after Los Angeles' season is over. This culminated with their Super Bowl LVI win.

The Rams hold team meetings on Tuesday and conduct exit interviews. On Wednesday, they will celebrate their victory in Los Angeles.

O'Connell, 36 was one of four applicants to be interviewed by the Vikings for a second time. Raheem, Rams defensive coordinator, was also interviewed.GiantsPatrick Graham, defensive coach, and Jim Harbaugh head coach of Michigan.

Sources tell Schefter that O'Connell will be taking Wes Phillips, Rams tight ends coach, and passing game coordinator to Minnesota as his offensive coordinator/passing coordinator.

He is the second Sean McVay staff coordinator to secure a head coaching job in the past two years, joining Brandon Staley (the Rams' former defensive coordinator) ChargersLast year.

ESPN sources said that O'Connell's staff has also been assigned a Vikings defensive coordinator. The team reached a deal last week with Ed Donatell.

Mike Zimmer was fired last month, after eight seasons. O'Connell will replace him. The Vikings finished 8-9 and missed the playoffs twice more.

O'Connell was the Rams' offensive coordinator for the second year after joining the team in 2020. He was previously with Washington for three seasons as an offensive coordinator in 2019, 2018 passing game coordinator, and 2017 quarterbacks coach.

He was a NFL quarterback, and was drafted in the PatriotsIn the third round 2008 draft, and also spending time together Lions, Jets, DolphinsAnd ChargersIn five seasons, through 2012.

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