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Saints sign Sean Payton to extension through 2024

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    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in New Orleans on Sept. 9.

LOS ANGELES >> The Saints have signed coach Sean Payton to an extension running through the 2024 season.

The club, which announced the extension before today’s game against the Rams in Los Angeles, did not disclose financial details.

Payton had been earning about $9 million per year in a contract that was due to expire after the 2020 season.

Payton is the most successful coach in franchise history, having won the club’s only Super Bowl in the 2009 season and coached New Orleans to a total of seven playoff appearances and three NFC title games.

Before kicking off against the Rams, Payton had a career regular-season record of 119-74 with New Orleans, the franchise that gave him his first and only head coaching job in 2006.

New England’s Bill Belichick, who joined the Patriots in 2000, is the only NFL coach with more years on the same job than Payton.

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