Report: Dennis Allen considered favorite to fill Saints head coach vacancy; special teams coach Rizzi to interview

Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 5:43 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 10:59 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - While the Saints are interviewing several candidates that are hopeful to fill the void left by head coach Sean Payton after 16 seasons, defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is considered to be the favored candidate, according to sources.

NFL insider Jordan Schultz reported that Allen was the favorite in the search on Wednesday.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network also reported that Saints’ special teams coach Darren Rizzi has thrown his hat into the ring for the head coaching job.

Before Allen’s interview on Thursday, Brian Flores will interview on Tuesday and Aaron Glenn will interview on Wednesday. Doug Pederson will also be interviewed by the Saints for the head coaching position.

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