Flying into enemy territory? Coughlin may be Eagles’ new coach
Former Giants' coach Tom Coughlin has a meeting on Monday to determine whether he will be the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach, according to reports.
Fox Sports reported that Coughlin was likely a favorite for the job, having coached the Giants to a Superbowl win in 2007. The Eagles are considering other candidates for the job as well, the article stated, including former Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson. “But Coughlin brings two Super Bowl rings as a head coach, which makes him an intriguing candidate for any team,” the report said.
The Giants have to grant permission for the interview because Coughlin has a year left on his contract, according to Schefter, who says Big Blue "will not stand in (Coughlin's) way."
At Coughlin's farewell press conference last week, Giants’ owner John Mara left the door open for Coughlin to stay with the team in an unspecified role. Coughlin said he is open to another head coaching position in the "right situation" but would also consider an offer from the Giants, a longtime rival of the Eagles.
In an interview this week on 97.5 TheFanatic, former Giants coach Bill Parcells said he didn’t believe Coughlin's age should not be a factor in the Eagles' decision.
"If [Coughlin] has the energy to do the job and still knows what he's doing," said Parcells, “I don't think there's a number on what someone is capable of.”