Former Redskin coach George Allen said yesterday that he probably will be coaching next year, but he doubts it will be in Washington.
Allen, speaking from his home in Palos Verdes, Calif., said he has not been in contact with Redskin owner Jack Kent Cooke Recently but had spoken with Cooke on another matter not involved with the Redskin coaching job seven or eight weeks ago.
Asked what his chances were of replacing Jack Pardee if Cooke decided to make a coaching change, Allen said "remote."
Despite reports that the Redskins are sending out unofficial feelers to potential replacements for Pardee, Cooke again denied anyone has been contacted yesterday.
"No one has been authorized in this organization to approach anyone," Cooke said. "And I would doubt very much that they would dare do it without my approval. I don't think there are any 'unofficial Redskin representatives' out there. There better not be."
The Washington Post reported on Dec. 8 that three men -- John Robinson, the Southern Cal coach, John Madden, the former Raider coach, and Allen -- possibly had been contacted about Pardee's job. At that time, Cooke called the stories inaccurate.
"Things have not changed in the meantime," he said yesterday.