A person with knowledge of the situation says the
New York Jets
are close to an agreement with
to make him their head coach.
that he was taking the job, but the person told The Associated Press that no agreement had been completed as of late Tuesday night.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.
A few hours after hiring Mike Maccagnan as their general manager Tuesday, the Jets were closing in on signing the 51-year-old Bowles to replace
, who was fired, along with General Manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons.