SAN DIEGO — Mike McCoy says he will return as coach of the Chargers despite a 4-12 record.

McCoy says he's "very thankful for the opportunity to be back."

John Spanos, grandson of owner Alex Spanos, says in a statement he has "utmost confidence" in McCoy and general manager Tom Telesco.

McCoy even says he's the right person to lead the Chargers into the Los Angeles area if they're allowed to leave San Diego after 55 seasons.

Team chairman Dean Spanos wants to partner with the rival Oakland Raiders to build a stadium in Carson.

McCoy is 23-27 in three seasons, including a playoff win and loss in his first season, 2013.

San Diego missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.