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Eagles to Interview Tom Coughlin for Head Coaching Job: Reports

According to FoxSports' Mike Garafolo, the Eagles are expected to speak to former Giants coach Tom Coughlin in the upcoming days about their head coaching opening.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the meeting will likely happen Monday. Because the Giants' still hold Coughlin's rights, the Eagles need to ask permission to interview him.

Coughlin resigned as the Giants head coach on Monday after 12 years and two Super Bowl championships. At his press conference Tuesday, Coughlin left open the possibility of coaching again. Coughlin, 69, is much older than the other candidates the Eagles have interviewed thus far. On the flip side, he also has more NFL head coaching experience than all the other real candidates. Before taking over the Giants, Coughlin was the Jaguars' head coach from 1995-2002.

So far, the Eagles have interviewed four candidates for the job: Duce Staley, Pat Shurmur, Adam Gase and Ben McAdoo. McAdoo spent the last two years working under Coughlin as the Giants head coach. The Giants have already interviewed him for their job.

In addition to Coughlin, the Eagles will reportedly meet with Chiefs OC Doug Pederson, Bengals DC Paul Guenther and Bucs OC Dirk Koetter (see story).

The Eagles beat the Giants in the season finale, which ended up being Coughlin's last game as Giants head coach. During the week leading up to the game, the Eagles fired Chip Kelly. Did that surprise Coughlin?

"Quite frankly, I'm not surprised by anything in this business," he said to reporters, "but that one was close."

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