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Sean Payton Retained As New Orleans Saints Head Coach


The New Orleans Saints have retained long time head coach Sean Payton for now, despite rumors of interviews or leaving for other teams.

Payton confirmed of his stay in the opening minutes of a press conference held Wednesday. He said he met with General Manager Mickey Loomis on each of the last three days and that he’s “not going anywhere” as long as the Saints want to have him as their head coach.

“I understand the interest and skepticism, but this is where I plan on coaching,” Payton said. “I don’t envision myself coaching anywhere else.”

Sean Payton was rumored for several coaching vacancies, including the Colts, Giants, and 49ers in the hours since the end of the regular season. But, Payton said that he didn’t have any contact with another team since the season ended Sunday.