Vikings' Shurmur expected to be Giants' next head coach

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NEW YORK (CBS) -- The New York Giants are expected to hire Minnesota Vikings assistant Pat Shurmur as their next head coach, according to sources.

NFL.com, Gannett, and the New York Daily News reported Monday that the deal was in the works.

Shurmur is pursuing a Super Bowl title as offensive coordinator of the Vikings, who head to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Sunday.

But once the Vikings' playoff push is over, Shurmur is a virtual lock to take the reins of the Giants under new GM Dave Gettleman.

Shurmur, 52, spent two seasons in Cleveland in 2011-12, guiding the Browns to a 9-23 record.

He served as the offensive coordinator of the Eagles for the next three years and coached the team on an interim basis for one game in 2015 after Chip Kelly was fired.

Shurmur then joined the Vikings as tight ends coach in 2016 but was promoted to interim offensive coordinator, replacing Norv Turner in midseason.

He reprised that role this season, leading an offense centered on less heralded players such as Case Keenum and Adam Theilen for much of the season.