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KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were courting former Eagles coach Andy Reid on Wednesday as they searched for a replacement for Romeo Crennel, who was fired this week after the worst season in franchise history.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was meeting with Reid in Philadelphia, a person familiar with Reid’s plans told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans were not made public.
ESPN.com first reported the interview would take place.
Hunt began his search for Crennel’s replacement in Atlanta, where he interviewed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter on Tuesday. But one day later, Falcons coach Mike Smith said Koetter had signed a new contract and would not be pursuing a head coaching job this season.
Hunt told the AP in an interview this week that he would lead the search for the Chiefs‘ next coach, not embattled general manager Scott Pioli. Hunt said he had “the appropriate resources available to help me in the process,” but would not say who is assisting in the search.
“We’re very well organized,” Hunt said. “We want to be thorough, but efficient as well.”
Hunt’s decision to spearhead the coaching search coincides with his plan to take greater control of football operations. Pioli had been responsible for all personnel moves since he was hired in 2009, including the hiring and firing of head coaches.
Pioli parted with Herm Edwards shortly after he was hired and replaced him with Todd Haley, but their relationship was strained. Haley was dismissed in December 2011 and Crennel was made interim coach. He was given the job on a permanent basis in January.
Crennel was fired Monday after going 2-14 in his first full season.
It’s likely that the decision won’t be made until Hunt hires a coach.
“I don’t have a timeline laid out per se on that,” Hunt said. “Obviously the beginning of February there are a lot of important events related to the upcoming draft, the combine and so forth, and we want to be solidified in that regard before that.”
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