Former coach Tom Coughlin doesn’t plan to rejoin Giants in any role

Thursday March 31st, 2016

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Former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not expect to return to the team in any capacity for the 2016 season, he told Mike Francesa and Chris Russo during their radio show on Wednesday night.

Coughlin announced he was stepping down as the Giants’ coach after 12 seasons with the team in January. In the aftermath of his announcement, team president John Mara said he hoped Coughlin would rejoin the Giants as a consultant.

Fox Sports reported in late February that the Giants had indeed offered Coughlin a consultant position, but Coughlin denied knowing about the offer when asked about it on Wednesday.

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“I haven’t heard anything about that,” Coughlin said. “I don’t think I will be with them in any capacity this season.”

Coughlin has previously said he was “too young” to retire. He said he did not agree with the Giants’ decision to terminate his position with the team, but said he held no animosity toward the franchise. 

In the original statement announcing his retirement, Coughlin said it was his idea to leave the team in a move he thought was best for the organization.

- Erin Flynn

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