Some hours after Indianapolis Colts announced their decision of hiring Josh McDaniels as a new coach, he has made up his mind to stay in the same position at The New England Patriots.
Colts released a statement. They're "surprised and disappointed" by McDaniels' decision.
Also: "The scheduled press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium will not take place tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/D1ZKGS1VWr
— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) February 7, 2018
The Colts published a statement and revealed that Daniels has decided to remain as the Offensive coordinator in New England with coach Bill Belichick.
Colts previously chose Daniels in place of Chuck Pagano and they also had completed the agreements on personal terms. The conference was to be held on Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium. However, Daniels notified about his decision of not signing the contract with the club a few hours later.
"After agreeing to contract terms to become the Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, New England Patriots assistant coach Josh McDaniels this evening informed us that he would not be joining our team", Colts wrote. "Although we are surprised and disappointed, we will resume our head coaching search immediately and find the right fit to lead our team and organization on and off the field".
This is not the first time that the contract is broken down before it is signed. The current head coach of Patriots, Bill Belichick, when he was promoted to the head coach of New York Jets in 2000, resigned from the post at his introductory news conference.