Fisher chooses St Louis Rams over Miami Dolphins

By Simon Milham for MailOnline

Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher has agreed to become the new coach of the St. Louis Rams.   

Fisher chose the Rams over the Miami Dolphins, who were also looking for a new coach.

Rams raid: Fisher back in the NFL with St Louis

Rams raid: Fisher back in the NFL with St Louis 

Fisher, 52, was head coach of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans for 17 seasons before he stepped down from his position a year ago as the league's longest-tenured coach, saying he needed a break, and sat out the 2011 season.

He compiled a 142-120 regular season record, taking the Titans to the 2000 Super Bowl, where they lost to the Rams.   

Fisher also served in 1991 as the defensive coordinator for the Rams when they were located in Los Angeles.  

St. Louis fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney after the team went 2-14 this season.

The Rams have the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft and a favorable salary-cap situation. Their Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff is the son of Fisher's agent, Marvin Demoff.

The Dolphins, who parted company with Tony Sparano, could stick with interim coach Todd Bowles, although they are also interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin and Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub are also in the running, although they are thought to be interviewing another candidate on Saturday.

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