Romeo Crennel became the popular choice to be named coach of the Kansas City Chiefs when the team, with him as its interim coach after the firing of Todd Haley, upset the Green Bay Packers’ hopes for an undefeated season.
Today, he will introduced as coach of the Chiefs in a 2 p.m. EST press conference.The team announced the hiring, first reported by ESPN over the weekend, this morning.
Crennel, 64, led the Chiefs to a 2-1 record in the three games he coached after Haley was fired. KC beat the Packers in Week 15 and the Denver Broncos in the regular-season finale. The Chiefs finished 7-9.
Crennel has been the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator for two seasons. He was 24-40 as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-2008. From 2001-04, he was defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. He is a player favorite and has New England ties to Scott Pioli, the Chiefs’ general manager.