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Saints, Sean Payton agree to five-year extension

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has confirmed he has agreed to a five-year contract extension.

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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has confirmed he has agreed to a five-year contract extension.

Payton was speaking to reporters at the NFC coaches breakfast during the NFL's annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday.

The deal is reportedly worth more than $45million.

"There's so much of you in there, that I don't see myself working anywhere else," Payton - who arrived in New Orleans in 2006 - said of his 10 years with the franchise.

"There's been really good stability and consistency at ownership and I think that doesn't guarantee anything, but it gives you a chance. It's been very functional.

"That stability, obviously, I don't take for granted."

Payton has an 87-57 record since being appointed by the Saints and led them to the Super Bowl XLIV title in 2010.

The 52-year-old's success in New Orleans is largely tied to quarterback Drew Brees, who is also discussing an extension with the team.

Brees, 37, is entering the final season of a five-year, $100 million deal he signed in 2012.

"I know [Saints general manger] Mickey [Loomis] and [Brees' agent, Tom Condon] have had quite a bit of discussion in the last week and a half," Payton said of the negotiations surrounding his quarterback.

"I would say ongoing now. It always takes a little longer than you want it to, and they're never the same. This was a different type of negotiation than the last one [in 2012]. But I know there's been quite a bit of dialogue."

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