Report: Eagles coaching search focused on Tom Coughlin

Thursday January 14th, 2016

With a number of high-profile coaching candidates already off the board, the Philadelphia Eagles have set their focus on former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. 

Schefter reports that the interest may be mutual, as talks between the coach and team heated up Wednesday night.

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Coughlin believes that he has two or three years of coaching left and wants to make sure Philadelphia is a place he can win right away before committing to the team.

Coughlin also interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, and he was reportedly interested in what the team had to offer. However, the cross-country move could be a sticking point for the 69-year-old.

Coughlin resigned from his position with the Giants after 12 seasons and two Super Bowl victories. He has tallied a 170–150 record in 20 NFL seasons with the Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars

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Ben McAdoo, Coughlin’s offensive coordinator in New York the last two seasons, is expected to finish a deal to become the Giants head coach soon. 

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