NFL Saints coach Sean Payton not interested in other NFL jobs

Reports may have linked Sean Payton with a move away, but the coach wants to stay with the New Orleans Saints.

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton insists he has no plans to leave as he discussed a report that other NFL teams may seek his services at the end of the season.

Reports linked Payton to several other teams, including the likes of the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts among others.

But Payton distanced himself from those reports via a teleconference on Monday.

"I love it here," he said.

"I'm close to my children, I just built a brand new place here. So you get tired of answering the questions, and yet I understand you asking."

It is not the first time Payton has been linked to other jobs, and he talked about past reports that he might leave the Saints, who have stumbled to a 1-4 start following Sunday's 39-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I think that happens when you're in year 10 and you're not having success," Payton said of the rumours.

"You ignore half of that stuff and obviously dismiss it. Our players aren't distracted by that. The focus of our team is dead-square on getting better.

"That comes up yearly now, not just every three or four years. I mean, that came up, shoot, my second, third, fifth, ninth - I mean, pick a year - and you've just got to make sure that the players, coaches, everyone understands what the focus is.

"If you predict that every year, at some point somebody's going to be right - whether you retire, or you finish, you're let go. That's just a little bit of the nature of our game right now."

Payton added that he tries to get his team to "tune out the noise" and does not foresee himself leaving New Orleans any time soon.

"I'll say what I've said before," Payton said. "This is where I see myself and I've said that now for however many years."

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