It’s Official: Chiefs Name Andy Reid as New Head Coach
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have officially announced that Andy Reid is the team’s new head coach.
The team made the announcement on Friday evening through their Twitter account.
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The team has scheduled a press conference at Arrowhead Stadium for Monday at 1:00 p.m. According to a report from the Associated Press, sources say that Reid and the Chiefs agreed to a five-year deal. There is still no word on how much the contract pays or other details.
Reid, 54, was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 until last Monday, when he was fired after a disappointing 4-12 season. Reid’s record with the Eagles was 130-93-1 in the regular season, with a 10-9 playoff record, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.
Reid had the highest win total, best winning percentage (.609) and most wins as a head coach in Eagles team history.
In a statement released on Friday night, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said, “Congratulations to Clark Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs for hiring a good man and a good coach.”
Reid replaces Romeo Crennel as the Chiefs head coach. Crennel was also fired last Monday after the Chiefs finished with a league-worst 2-14 record in 2012 in his only full season as the team’s head coach.
On Friday, the team also parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli. There is no word on who would replace Pioli in the Chiefs organization. Team owner Clark Hunt had said that the team’s new coach would report directly to him instead of to a general manager.
The deal signed by Reid on Friday will reportedly give him broad control over the organization’s football decisions, the AP reports.