Bruce Arians said he was more interested in a head coaching job with the Chargers, now that Tom Telesco is the GM. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said he was more willing to consider a head coaching job with the Chargers with the recent hire of Tom Telesco as general manager, in an interview with SportsRadioInterviews.com. When asked if he would be interested in coaching the Chargers, Arians said,
"I would be now that Tommy’s there. I think so much of [the] success that teams have are great relationships between general manager and head coach. And it’s not who has control of the roster, it’s how do we get the best players? … I had the opportunity to work for 12 weeks as a head coach this year with Ryan Grigson and Tommy Telesco, and it was a fantastic relationship. And I wouldn’t want to work in any other situation as a head coach."
An interview has yet to be scheduled with the Chargers. Arians has a meeting with the Bears on Sunday and said he'd like to get the process done "extremely quickly."
Arians has never held a head coaching position, although he served as the Colts' interim coach when Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia. Before joining the Colts in 2012, Arians served as the offensive coordinator for Steelers and Browns.