While the New Orleans Saints have publically tried to persuade legendary head coach Bill Parcells out of retirement to coach the team during Sean Payton’s year-long suspension, the Minnesota Vikings have quietly been making their own push as well, according to the New York Post.
Sources told the paper that the Vikings’ ownership is interested in bringing in the 71-year-old to both coach the team and oversee football operations. Those same sources said that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told Parcells to “name his price.”
As a head coach, Parcells has posted a 172-130 record spanning three decades in the NFL. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls. He led the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl in 1996 as well. He has not coached since 2006, however, when he led the Dallas Cowboys to a 9-7 record. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins.