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Report: Flores the latest candidate in Saints’ search for new head coach

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 11:36 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 9:06 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints have four candidates for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The latest candidate to be added to the list is former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Flores was surprisingly fired by Miami after three seasons. Although his total win-loss record there fell just one game below .500 (24-25) as head coach with no playoff births, many critics around the league felt he was able to put the Dolphins on a path towards stability. Flores is believed to have several suitors this offseason. Flores is reportedly a finalist for the New York Giants head coaching vacancy.

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores guides his team from the sideline during the second half...
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores guides his team from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)(Wilfredo Lee | AP)

Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will interview with the endorsement from Payton.

Byron Leftwich, Aaron Glenn, and Dennis Allen
Byron Leftwich, Aaron Glenn, and Dennis Allen(AP)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is expected to interview for the Saints head coach position left vacant by Sean Payton, according to Schefter. With Tom Brady under center, Leftwich and head coach Bruce Arians won a Super Bowl with the Bucs in 2020.

The Saints are also expected to interview Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. Glenn was formerly a defensive backs coach for New Orleans.

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Leftwich is also rumored to be a candidate for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job.

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