Ben McAdoo Reportedly Hired as New York Giants Head Coach

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent III

ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 3 de enero de 2016, el entrenador en jefe de los Giants de Nueva York, Tom Coughlin, responde preguntas durante una conferencia de prensa después de la derrota de su equipo 35-30 ante los Eagles de Filadelfia en un partido de la NFL en East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tom Coughlin, quien devolvió el protagonismo a los Giants en la NFL al llevarlos a ganar dos Super Bowls, renunció el lunes 4 de enero de 2016 después de perderse los playoffs por cuarta temporada consecutiva. (Foto AP/Kathy Willens, Archivo)
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On Wednesday the New York Giants reportedly hired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to be their new head coach after Tom Coughlin stepped down on Jan. 4, reported Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

"McAdoo has been highly thought of throughout the process. Giants very much want to keep him. Set for the ultimate promotion tomorrow," reported Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora added he will officially be named the new coach on Thursday. 

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, citing two team sources on Jan. 10, reported McAdoo and Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach and offensive line coach Doug Marrone "have emerged as the early favorites" for the head coaching vacancy.

Before former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase agreed to become the Miami Dolphins head coach, the Giants announced they met with him on Jan. 9. Ultimately they decided to stay within the organization. 

McAdoo will have quite an act to follow. Coughlin guided the Giants to two Super Bowl triumphs over the mighty New England Patriots during his tenure.

Among the coaching vacancies around the NFL, New York may well have been the most attractive one. A legitimate franchise quarterback in Eli Manning is in place, along with a superstar wideout in Odell Beckham Jr.