Former NFL head coach Bill Parcells (pictured left) acknowledged today that he has spoken to soon to be suspended Saints coach Sean Payton about potentially taking the interim job in New Orleans. Parcells also noted that he has not spoken with owner Tom Benson or anyone else from the Saints organization.

Parcells and Payton are close friends. Sean was assistant head coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2005 under Bill.

Peter King of cnnsi.com asked Parcells if he had a desire to return to coaching. Parcells responded, "I don't think so."

Barring a successful appeal, Payton's suspension will begin April 1rst and end after next year's Super Bowl.