Fisher lands with Rams
Former Titans coach joins St Louis as their new boss
By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH. Last Updated: 14/01/12 12:24pm
Jeff Fisher: Taking head coaching role in St Louis
The most sought-after head coach in the NFL, Jeff Fisher, has decided to join the Rams as their new top man in charge, opting for St Louis ahead of the Miami Dolphins.
Fisher had met with both teams and after taking his time to make his mind up he opted to join the Rams - who fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney after a disappointing 2-14 season.
"I'm really excited that the Rams are the best fit for me," Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"I took a lot of time looking at and exploring in detail the non-economic issues of both clubs."
Miami was also looking for a new coach after getting rid of Tony Sparano during the season, but their search will now continue after missing out on Fisher's services.
The Dolphins had thought to be in the driving seat with Fisher reportedly favouring a move to Florida, but he could not agree on certain details about the running of the franchise with owner Stephen Ross and instead opted to move to St Louis.
Fisher spent 16 full seasons in charge of the Houston Oilers, who then became the Tennessee Titans and he recorded a record of 142-120 that included one Super Bowl appearance - a 1999 loss to the Rams.
There have been a multitude of coaching moves in the NFL, and currently Oakland, Miami and fellow Florida outfit Tampa Bay are still looking for new head coaches.