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Tracking the latest interview rumors for Giants head coaching vacancy

Matt Rhule has been reportedly linked to the Giants HC position and Mike McCarthy already interviewed for the job. We’ll keep you up to date with all the news on the job search.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Update Jan. 3 5:49 p.m. — The Giants are schedule to meet with Eric Bieniemy on Saturday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Update Jan. 3 4:04 p.m. — The Giants confirmed Friday that they have interviewed Mike McCarthy for their vacant head coaching position.

Update Jan. 2 3:06 p.m. — The Giants interviewed Cowboys’ passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard.

Update 1/1 4:06 p.m. — The Giants will interview Patriots sOC Josh McDaniels.

Update 12/31 12:30 p.m. — The Giants have requested permission to interview Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge.

Update 12/31 9:30 a.m. — The Giants have requested permission to interview Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.

Update 12/31 8:50 a.m. — The Giants are expected to interview Mike McCarthy this weekend. This would be their first reported interview.

Update 12/30 11:45 a.m. — The Giants have requested an interview with Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.

The New York Giants have let head coach Pat Shurmur after two losing seasons. He finished his two seasons with nine wins and 23 losses, which included a nine-game losing streak this season. Getting saddled with a past his prime Eli Manning and then a rookie quarterback who led the league in fumbles probably wasn’t the best recipe for success but as Shurmur himself said, “This is a wins business -- I get it, I get it.”

The Giants did retain GM Dave Gettleman much to the chagrin of fans, but he is there for the rebuild based on his two first round picks, Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. A new head coach will need to mesh with Gettleman to get the job.

The first rumored candidate is Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. Rhule was an assistant offensive line coach with the Giants in 2012 but has made his mark recently with a quick turnaround of Baylor’s disgraced football program. He reportedly turned down the Jets job last season and appears to be first in line for the Giants job.

The usual suspects will also be on the radar — Mike McCarthy, Jason Garrett (if/when fired), Josh McDaniels, and Brian Daboll all should garner a look. We’ll keep you up to date on all the rumors and interviews reported until the Giants hire a new head coach.


Mike McCarthy — Adam Schefter
Kris Richard — Adam Schefter

Interview request

Eric Bieniemy — Adam Schefter
Wink Martendale — Ian Rapoport
Joe Judge — Adam Schefter
Josh McDaniels — Jim McBride

Rumored interest

Matt Rhule — Chris Mortenson