NFL News : Team has hired a new head coach.

Team has hired a new head coach.


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The New York Giants have promoted from within to offset the loss of Tom Coughlin.

The Giants have hired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

McAdoo joined the Giants as the team's offensive coordinator in 2014, previously serving as the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach.

The 38-year-old is highly regarded by quarterback Eli Manning, and is credited with the development of superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

McAdoo was one of several candidates to interview for the position, as Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach Doug Marrone and former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith were all vying for the job.

Spagnuolo is expected to remain in his role as the Giants' defensive coordinator, according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo.

Former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase also interviewed with the team, but accepted a deal to become the Miami Dolphins head coach on January 9.

McAdoo appeared to be a highly regarded candidate outside of the Giants organization, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers giving his former quarterbacks coach a ringing endorsement on January 10. Moreover, the Philadelphia Eagles were ready to hire McAdoo as their head coach, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In his new role, McAdoo is tasked with the unenviable scenario of replacing a legend, as Tom Coughlin resigned as head coach on January 4. Coughlin coached the Giants for 12 seasons, compiling a 102-90 cumulative record and won two Super Bowls.