An hour after the Kansas City Chiefs fired general manager Scott Pioli, NFL.com reported on Friday the Chiefs have hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to be their new coach.
After spending 14 years coaching the Eagles, Reid was fired on Monday. Reid’s Eagles struggled considerably after the death of his longtime defensive coordinator Jim Johnson in 2009.
Kansas City will have this year’s top pick in the NFL Draft.
The Associated Press had reported earlier:
Scott Pioli is out as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been negotiating the past two days with Andy Reid to become their next coach.
Pioli and the team “mutually parted ways,” the Chiefs said in a statement Friday. The decision came after four tumultuous seasons marked by poor draft choices, ineffective free-agent moves, failed coaching hires and a growing fan rebellion.
“I truly apologize for not getting the job done,” Pioli said.
The Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday after finishing 2-14, matching the worst record in their 53-year history. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said other changes could be made, and indicated that Pioli’s future could be determined by their next coach.