The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to interview Tom Coughlin on Monday, according to multiple reports. Philadelphia's interest was first reported by Russ Salzberg very early on Saturday morning.
Since Coughlin wasn't actually fired by the Giants, the Eagles needed to request permission to interview Coughlin. The Giants, who are obviously going to do right by their legendary coach, have granted the Eagles' request. It may not be a "traditional" interview, however:
The Giants have granted permission for Tom Coughlin to speak to the Eagles and that interview will take place on Monday, as reported ...— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) January 9, 2016
...I'm told they mostly want to gauge if he's really serious about coaching at age 69 and coaching in the NFC East before they move forward.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) January 9, 2016
Tom Coughlin also still has that offer on the table to stay with the Giants organization. But he's told people he wants to coach again.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) January 9, 2016
It remains to be seen how many years of coaching the 69-year-old Coughlin has left in him. Is he really the guy the Eagles want for the long-term?
Coughlin obviously has a lot of NFL success. He's 169-146 in the regular season and 12-7 in the playoffs. He has three Super Bowl rings, with two coming from his tenure as Giants head coach.
It would be really weird to see Coughlin in midnight green next season and beyond. For now, don't rule it out.