SEATTLE (AP) — Former NFL head coach Jim Zorn will be the coach and general manager of Seattle's franchise in the new XFL.

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck made the announcement Monday. Zorn was head coach of the Washington Redskins for two seasons, but has been out of coaching since 2012.

He has strong Seattle ties as the quarterback for the Seahawks from 1976 to 1984. He also served as an assistant coach for the Seahawks during two stints, including quarterbacks coach from 2001-07.

The current edition of the XFL plans to begin play in 2020 with teams in eight cities. The football league's original version folded after just one season in 2001.

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