The Denver Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as their new head coach on a four-year deal.

Joseph was scheduled to interview for the San Diego Chargers' head-coaching vacancy on Wednesday but stayed in Denver after interviewing with the Broncos on Tuesday.

"He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,'' general manager John Elway tweeted after Tuesday's interview, which lasted several hours.

Joseph has quickly risen up the ranks the past few years, from a defensive backs coach with the Cincinnati Bengals for three years to defensive coordinator in Miami last season. He interviewed with Denver two seasons ago.