One day after his team's 21-17 Super Bowl victory against the New England Patriots came down to the last play, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin reiterated his stance on retirement: it's not coming now, and maybe not for awhile.
During his post-Super Bowl press conference on Monday, Coughlin told reporters he would like to return to the Giants next season and possibly beyond.
Coughlin has now captured a pair of Super Bowl titles with the Giants, doubling the franchise's total from two to four. The 65-year old became the oldest head coach ever to win the Super Bowl on Sunday. Next year, he presumably hopes to break his record. But for now, legacy is the last thing from his mind.
"No, I don’t really think about that stuff, to be honest with you. It’s not about me and this is what we talk about all the time. We’re about team, we’re not about individuals. We’re about the team and what’s in the best interest of our team, and we feel that all our power is generated from team. We’re certainly very cognizant of some of the superior individuals that we have on our team, thank goodness, but it is the team that provides us with our strength, and our ability to perform under pressure, whether it is good or bad, and that’s the way we think," said Coughlin.