Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton chose to step down himself, but says he’d be interested in returning to the NFL in 2023 in the ‘right situation’ .
“If the right situation arose, I would definitely be interested,” Payton said on the podcast. NewOrleans.Football, posted on Wednesday. If I felt it was the right situation, I would have an interest in it. That being said, it could come in a year, it could come in two years. »
Asked what he will be looking for, Payton replied that good owners and good management are essential in these eyes.
“Other teams, regardless of what happens, they can win on Sunday but they struggle to win in the long run,” he said. I want the opportunity to consistently win and the drive to build the right culture. »
The Miami Dolphins were sanctioned by the NFL in August for having “unconscionable communications” with agent Don Yee in January about Payton’s potential to become the team’s coach. The NFL said the Dolphins “did not seek consent” from the Saints to begin the talks, which took place before Payton left his post in New Orleans. The Dolphins eventually hired Mike McDaniel as their head coach.
Payton, 58, left his role with the Saints in January after 16 seasons with the organization. During the press conference he gave in January to discuss his decision to leave the Saints, he did not rule out a future return as a manager, but said he was focused on finding new players. a television job as an NFL analyst.
Payton’s record with the Saints is 152-89, not including his one-season suspension in 2012. He led the Saints to a championship with a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.