Tom Coughlin steps down as Giants' head coach, reportedly open to other offers

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Tom Coughlin's time in New York has come to an end.

The longtime head coach confirmed Monday that he is stepping down as the Giants' head coach after 12 years at the helm.

"It is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach," Coughlin said in a statement. "I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization."

While speculation surrounding his departure had been at an all-time high as the Giants closed out a third consecutive losing season, it appears the club may have been open to the idea of having him return.

The 69-year-old informed the organization of his decision before being asked whether he wanted to stay, and he'll remain open to hearing offers from other teams, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Coughlin's highly successful stint with the Giants comes to an end after posting a respectable 102-90 regular-season record and helping the club to two Super Bowl titles.

There will be a number of head coaching vacancies for which he'll generate interest should he indeed opt to put off retirement and continue his Hall of Fame career.