Shanahan confirms he won't resign

Shanahan confirms he won't resign
December 16, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Mike Shanahan: No plans on resigning

A day after a published report said Mike Shanahan has no intention of resigning as head coach of the Redskins, Shanahan confirmed those plans during his Monday news conference at Redskins Park. 

“Oh yeah, that’s accurate,” Shanahan said.

Shanahan’s job security has been the source of intense media scrutiny in recent weeks as the Redskins’ season has unraveled. He’s in the fourth year of a five-year, $35 million contract.

On Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter wrote that Shanahan “would like to return to Washington next season as long as he can run the organization the way he wants, according to multiple sources.” Schefter also reported that the Redskins will not attempt to fire Shanahan for cause and attempt to withhold the $7 million he's owed next season.

On Monday, Shanahan reiterated that he intends to meet with owner Dan Snyder after the season to discuss his future with the organization.

“I’ll go back to saying the same thing I said before: I’ll get chance to sit down with Dan at the end of the season, after the next two games,” Shanahan said. “I’ll give him my opinion on the direction that I think the franchise could go. And he’ll give me his idea [about] what he wants to do.”

Shanahan added: “He’s the owner of the football team. But all we do at the end of the season is communicate. I think we have that type of relationship where we can talk and be honest to each other. But we’re not going to do that until the end of the season.”