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John Elway and Gary Kubiak celebrate latter's appointment as Denver Broncos head coach

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The Denver Broncos are in the process of finalizing a four-year deal that will see Gary Kubiak take up the role of head coach following a successful visit in Houston yesterday.

After reports on Sunday revealed Kubiak was ready and willing to accept an offer from his former employers, numerous sources are now claiming that that offer has been put on the table by Broncos GM John Elway and an official announcement can be expected on Tuesday.

All smiles

With Denver fans clearly sweating on who will take charge in the post-John Fox era, forcing them to wait an extra 24 hours for confirmation will inevitably only add to the suspense but, thanks to Houston based reporter Bob Allen, there is now photo evidence that suggests there is nothing to worry about.

Allen took to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning to confirm that Denver had secured the services of the now-former Raves offensive coordinator - posting a picture showing himself alongside a smiling Kubiak and Elway at Morton's Steakhouse where the pair were celebrating successful negotiations.

The reporter also confirmed that he had been told by the pair that the deal had been agreed.

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Close connections

The move is sure to delight the majority of Broncos fans who will have fond memories of Kubiak who previously helped the team to two Super Bowls during his time as OC and quarterback coach.

His close ties to the team, coupled with a friendship with Elway dating back to the 1980s, were clearly motivating factors in helping Kubiak decide to leave Baltimore just weeks after he announced plans to stay with the Ravens next season.

Even so, Sunday's interview reportedly lasted five hours as the details were ironed out and it is now expected that the Broncos will officially unveil the 52-year-old as the franchise's 15th head coach in a Tuesday press conference.

Plenty of work

Kubiak won't have long to settle in Denver before getting down to business. After a disappointing end to the 2014 season there are several issues outstanding. Several key figures are set to enter free agency while the future of veteran quarterback Peyton Manning remains up in the air. 

There will also undoubtedly be changes to the Broncos coaching staff in the coming weeks.

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