Eagles interview former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin

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The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed Tom Coughlin. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin for their head-coaching vacancy.

The Eagles had to receive permission from the Giants for the interview because Coughlin resigned as New York's coach with one year left on his contract.

Coughlin, who resigned last 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.

Coughlin, 69, acknowledged last week that he would be open to coaching again after 12 years with the Giants. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is not interested in interviewing for multiple positions, but he would be interested in coaching if he felt the situation was right, sources confirmed to Graziano.

The Eagles have been seeking a replacement for Chip Kelly, who was fired five days before Philadelphia's season-ending victory over Coughlin and the Giants.

The Eagles, who went 7-9 this season after going 10-6 in each of their first two years under Kelly, already have interviewed multiple candidates, including interim coach Pat Shurmur, Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Coughlin posted a 102-90 regular-season record with the Giants, winning three division titles in addition to his two Super Bowl championships. He was 68-60 in eight seasons with the then-expansion Jacksonville Jaguars, winning two division titles and taking them to two conference championship games in their first five seasons.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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