IFWT_Chip Kelly Tom Coughlin

During his resignation speech, Tom Coughlin left the door open to the possibility of continuing to coach in the NFL.  It was expected that other teams would come knocking on his door and the first is a former NFC East rival, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles have requested permission to interview former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin for their head-coaching vacancy, sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The interview is likely to occur Monday, before the NFL owners meet in Houston, sources told Schefter.

The Eagles must receive permission from the Giants for the interview because Coughlin resigned as New York’s coach with one year left on his contract. The Giants, however, will not stand in the way of Coughlin interviewing with the NFC East rival Eagles, sources told Schefter.

Coughlin, who resigned Monday after his third straight losing season with the Giants, is intrigued by the Eagles’ job because of his familiarity with the organization and because of Philadelphia’s proximity to his family in New Jersey, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.


The Eagles are looking to replace Chip Kelly who had an overall 26-21 record with the team and was 6-9 this year.