Sean Payton stepping down as Saints' head coach after 15 seisoene: verslag doen

Sources told the NFL Network on Tuesday that Payton, who has three years left on his contract and is among the league’s highest-paid head coaches, informed the Saints that he isstepping away.

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In this Sunday, Sept.. 12, 2021, lêerfoto, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, second from left, watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, Fla.

In this Sunday, Sept.. 12, 2021, lêerfoto, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, second from left, watches players warm up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, lêer)

Payton’s departure from the Saints comes just a day after owner Gayle Benson told reporters on Monday that no one within the organization knew if the 58-year-old coach would be returning the following season.

“Ons weet nie. Jy weet, wie weet? We’ll find out soon enough, Ek dink,” Benson said. “I don’t think any of us know. But he’ll let us know soon enough.

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Sources told ESPN that while nothing has been confirmed, television networks have expressed interest in hiring the Super Bowl-winning coach.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in New Orleans, Maandag, Okt.. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton talks with quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in New Orleans, Maandag, Okt.. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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