Colts’ Jim Irsay says head coach announcement will come in ‘days’

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Indianapolis Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay has been open with the fanbase about the organization’s process in its search for a new head coach and announced Tuesday that a decision would be made soon.

The foals and the arizona cardinals they are the only two teams in the NFL that have yet to name a head coach, but Irsay said in a tweet this week that the organization was «days» away from making an announcement.

Colts owner Jim Irsay and general manager Chris Ballard watch pregame warmups before a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

“We said, as an Organization (Colts)… The search for Coaching would be [an] open-minded and thorough process…and the final decision would be based strictly on what is best for the success of our franchise and what is best for our fans, of Colts Nation…Final decision will come in days, not hours «.

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Irsay wrote an open letter to fans last month after the Colts went 4-12-1 and ultimately fired the head coach. frank reich after nine games. Former player Jeff Saturday took over as interim head coach and finished the season 1-7.

Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday speaks as owner Jim Irsay listens during a news conference at the team's practice facility on November 7, 2022, in Indianapolis.

Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday speaks as owner Jim Irsay listens during a news conference at the team’s practice facility on November 7, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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«The Colts have a proud history with proud fans everywhere, so I know how difficult it was for all of you to endure the 2022 season. We all had the highest hopes of a division title and a deep playoff run. But the bottom line It’s just that it didn’t live up to the hope and excitement we all felt at the start of the season,» Irsay said at the time.

«I share your frustration. I can’t stand losing, and I hate letting our fans down, and we had too much of both last year.»

Jim Irsay speaks at the 15th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar Honoring Michael Phelps on November 10, 2021 in New York City.

Jim Irsay speaks at the 15th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar Honoring Michael Phelps on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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Saturday has been one of the interviewees for the position.

The Colts have also interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, among others.

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