While their focus in on Sunday’s wild card showdown with the Saints in New Orleans, the Vikings Friday announced that no matter the outcome, head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will be back in 2020 in their respective positions.
“We value Mike and Rick’s leadership and we have every intent of Mike continuing as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Rick leading our football operations, next year and beyond,” Vikings owner Mark Wilf said in a statement obtained by NFL Network.
Both Zimmer and Spielman are under contract in Minnesota through the 2020 season.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that Zimmer was a name to watch in the Dallas Cowboys’ likely head coaching search.
As Zimmer is under contract, Dallas would have to execute a trade for the former Cowboys defensive coordinator if it were to move on from Jason Garrett.
In his six seasons as Vikings head coach, Zimmer has led Minnesota to a 57-38-1 record, three playoff appearances, two division titles and just one losing season.
Spielman has been with the Vikings organization since 2006 and held the title of general manager since 2012.
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