Brian Kelly said he hopes to remain the head coach at Notre Dame for at least five more seasons.
Entering his 10th season with the Fighting Irish in 2019, Kelly has three years left on his contract.
“I may look to see if we can add two more years,” Kelly told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. “I think if I’m fortunate enough to go five more years here, I would be very happy.”
Kelly, 57, would become the longest-tenured head coach in the history of the prestigious program if he sticks around that long in South Bend, Ind.
The legendary Knute Rockne holds the record, having coached Notre Dame for 13 seasons from 1918-30. Frank Leahy (1941-43, 1946-53), Ara Parseghian (1964-74) and Lou Holtz (1986-96) each led the Fighting Irish for 11 seasons.
Notre Dame is 81-35 with eight bowl appearances in nine seasons since Kelly took over the program in 2010.
Kelly needs 25 victories to pass Rockne (105) for the school’s all-time lead.
Kelly has been linked to NFL head coaching vacancies in the past, including the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year.