NFL News : The Eagles have found their new head coach.

The Eagles have found their new head coach.


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The Philadelphia Eagles are set to hire Doug Pederson as their head coach, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, citing a source.

Pederson served as the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. The 47-year-old previously spent time with the Eagles as the team's quarterbacks coach from 2011-12, and was the club's starting quarterback in 1999.

"We have concluded our search for a head coach. No further interviews are scheduled," an Eagles spokesperson said to Bowen.

Pederson will join the Eagles following the conclusion of the Chiefs' season. Kansas City plays the New England Patriots on Saturday.

After former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took himself out of the running for the job, Pederson was considered the most impressive candidate on the Eagles' list.

The Eagles interviewed Coughlin, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, and running backs coach Duce Staley for the position. Philadelphia also interviewed Adam Gase and Ben McAdoo, but they accepted head coaching positions with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants, respectively.

"Gosh, it went great," Pederson said of his interview to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "It was a great opportunity to see Howie (Roseman) again and Mr. (Jeffrey) Lurie - just a chance to talk with them and sit down with them. I got a lot of respect for the organization and what they're doing there."

Pederson's calm approach to the game will be a big difference from former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's style. After one of the most tumultuous seasons in recent history, Pederson's expected to be a welcome influence on a talented but underachieving Eagles club.

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