St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo reacts to the second penalty for unnecessary roughness during the second half of their NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in St. Louis, Missouri, December 18, 2011. Reuters

The New York Giants will be bringing in Steve Spagnuolo to replace Perry Fewell as defensive coordinator of the team which is handled by head coach Tom Coughlin. The 55-year-old Spagnuolo, also as the defensive coordinator, was part of the Super Bowl title-winning Giants team in 2007.

Spagnulo has a rich coaching experience with different capacities as defensive coach for multiple college and lower level football since 1981. In 1999, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive assistant and was part of the Philly franchise until 2006. He also served as the defensive backs coach, linebackers coach with the squad.

In 2007-2008, he was the defensive coordinator for the Giants, which beat the New England Patriots, 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked five times in that game and the Giants has the most sacks among all teams in the 2007 regular season.

The team’s official Twitter account confirmed the re-hiring of Spagnuolo.

#Giants name Steve Spagnuolo Defensive Coordinator & Tim Walton CB coach: #WelcomeBackSpags

— New York Giants (@Giants) January 15, 2015

Spagnuolo, who is from Whitinsville, Massachusetts, became the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009 to 2011. He was unsuccessful as the head mentor going a combined 10-38 for three seasons or just 20.8 per cent winning percentage with the Rams. He then joined the New Orleans Saints (defensive coordinator), Baltimore Ravens (senior defensive assistant and secondary coach) and now back to the Giants.

“I was hoping to take the next step, God willing, and be a coordinator again. I’m ecstatic that it’s with Tom Coughlin. Tom is the highest character guy I know,” Spagnuolo said to “The feeling I have is one of excitement. We’re going to work our butts off, and hopefully we will do great things together.”

Spagnuolo, who is a protege of former Eagles head coach Jim Johnson, has an aggressive defensive system with lots of blitz and with 4-3 as the base defence and with constant pressure on the quarterback. The Giants failed to reach the postseason in 2014 going just 4-12 for the year.