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Tom Coughlin near contract extension with Giants

03.28.12 at 4:40 pm ET
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After leading the Giants to their second Super Bowl title in five years, Tom Coughlin is in the process of working out a contract extension with the team, according to the New York Post.

In the report, based on the Post’s conversations with Giants owner John Mara, it was noted that the deal should get done in a month to six weeks.

“We’ve had a lot of good discussions since the Super Bowl, and I have no doubt it’s going to get done very soon,’’ Mara told the Post. “As I’ve said, Tom is our guy, and we think we have the best coach in the league.”

Upon winning his first Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008, a 17-14 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, Coughlin received a four-year, $21 million extension. At 65 years old, Coughlin was the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl when the Giants again beat the Patriots, this time in Super Bowl XLVI.

Regardless of how long the extension is for, Coughlin knows he still has to perform in order to remain in good standing with Giants ownership and fans alike.

“No matter many years you sign a contract, it’s a one-year deal,” Coughlin told the Post. “I’m going to go forth with the idea of enjoying each season as it comes and rallying the troops. I want to be a motivator for our staff, our players and our organization.”

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