As the Giants played out the string of their disappointing season, there was chatter about the future of coach Tom Coughlin.
There were never an overwhelming amount of voices calling for Coughlin to be fired by the Giants, but there were some discussions about whether or not the league’s oldest coach, who turns 68 in August, might choose to step down.
Coughlin met the media on Monday and said that there are meetings scheduled throughout the week with ownership, but he made it clear that his intention is to be on the Giants sideline next season.
“I do want to coach. … I’m a young guy in this business. Everyone asks me what’s next, I hope it’s the coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Coughlin said he still believes “very strongly” in his coaching staff, but that General Manager Jerry Reese and owner John Mara would have more details about next steps for the Giants when they meet the media. One coaching move that could happen is the return of Mike Sullivan as the team’s quarterbacks coach. Sullivan was on Greg Schiano’s staff in Tampa as the offensive coordinator, but today’s housecleaning lead to an opportunity for Sullivan to reunite with Eli Manning as Manning tries to rebound from a dreadful season.