Sean McVay named as the NFL's youngest head coach in history

The 30-year-old has taken charge of the LA Rams

Sean McVay named as the NFL's youngest head coach in history

Sean McVay. Picture by David Richard AP/Press Association Images

Sean McVay has made NFL history, by becoming the youngest hired head coach in the history of the League.

McVay has been named as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, replacing Jeff Fisher. The 30-year-old previously worked in a variety of positions at the Washington Redskins.

His seven years in Washington saw McVay get promoted through the team, eventually becoming Offensive Coordinator. He also was in charge of the team's tight ends for three seasons.

"I am incredibly honoured by this opportunity and I want to start by thanking Mr. Kroenke [the team's owner] and Kevin Demoff [Executive Vice President] for their faith in me to lead the Los Angeles Rams as head coach," McVay said, after the announcement was made.

"Collectively, we are committed to building a championship calibre team, and I’m excited to start that process and make our fans proud."

He comes to a team who have struggled in recent years, finished 4-12 last season, and have failed to have a winning season since 2003, when they were based in St. Louis.

Last season, the Rams finished third in the NFC West.