Holmgren: Mangini has chance to stay with Browns

Mike Holmgren opened his first news conference as Browns president with a joke, then got down to business, saying Tuesday that changes are coming in Cleveland.

Do those changes involve embattled coach Eric Mangini? Holmgren said he hasn’t decided.

After the former coach joked that he needed to grow accustomed to wearing a tie, Holmgren said “any organization that has change like this can expect (more) changes” and revealed he had a Wednesday meeting scheduled with Mangini.

“I met with Eric briefly, but not ‘the meeting,’ ” Holmgren said. “… We have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

“I asked him to think about a few things this evening. … I did give him a list of things to think about.”

Holmgren also said that Mangini “absolutely” has a chance to win him over in the meeting and keep his job. Holmgren also called any speculation about coaches he might bring to Cleveland “premature” and pleaded with reporters who repeatedly asked questions about the situation to “let this all play out.”

Mangini went 5-11 in his first season with the Browns. Mangini said Monday that he was proud of his work and called what he inherited in Cleveland “a mess.”

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