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2 Coaches Expected To Interview For The Saints Job

A close up shot of New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 29: Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen of the New Orleans Saints reacts before an NFL preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The Saints are already looking at two coaches to interview for their head-coaching job now that Sean Payton has stepped away.

Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is expected to get one and that shouldn't come as a surprise. He's been with the Saints for the last seven years and has done a tremendous job with their defense.

New Orleans is also looking to interview Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn. He's only been with Dan Campbell for a year but the Saints are still high on him after he was with the organization from 2016-20.

Allen would seem to be the favorite of these two, just because of his familiarity with the team and how he's been the interim head coach before.

He had to fill in for Payton during this season after he tested positive for COVID-19. The game was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and that's when the Saints turned in their best defensive performance of the season.

They held the Bucs to no points and only allowed Tom Brady to pass for 184 net yards.

Payton coached New Orleans for 15 seasons and finished with a 152-89 regular-season record and won a Super Bowl in 2009.