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New York Giants hire Ben McAdoo as their new head coach []

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The New York Giants have found themselves their new head coach to take over from Tom Coughlin - inside their very own building.

Reports made by the official website of the NFL on Thursday have confirmed Big Blue have promoted Ben McAdoo from his role as offensive coordinator to the role of head coach.

It's an appointment that hasn't really surprised many as it was widely thought he would be the man to replace the iconic 'Coach' Coughlin, as he was reportedly interviewed just hours after the former boss stood down.


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Another reason the appointment seemed to be an obvious one is that he has been the offensive coach for the past two seasons, which has led to franchise quarterback Eli Manning to have his best season in a star-studded career for Big Blue, seeing him win two Lombardi trophies and named MVP in both Super Bowl victories.

The continuity of keeping McAdoo at the helm of the Giants is hoped that it will continue to bring the best out of Manning and help the Giants push back into the postseason games, something they haven't done since winning Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012, beating the New England Patriots 21-17.

Manning had echoed his support for McAdoo to be appointed as the head coach of the organisation after he recorded his best figures with the former offensive coordinator leading his play calls. Under his leadership, the quarterback threw 65 touchdowns and 28 interceptions in the past two seasons. He had 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 2013.

Interest from other organisations, in particular by NFC East rivals Philadelphia Eagles, in McAdoo, which may have made the owners of the franchise make the decision to promote him to be 'top dog'. However, they had previously interviewed six other potential candidates before his eventual hiring.

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