The Chiefs had no response but league sources say the team is hopeful of announcing a deal with Reid by Friday. The Chiefs have not scheduled any other interviews with coaching candidates because they were encouraged by their negotiations with Reid the past two days.Reid also had a tentative interview scheduled with the San Diego Chargers on Sunday if he did not agree to a contract with the Chiefs. It is uncertain where the Chargers stand with Reid but the team is interviewing other candidates.
Neither Reid nor his representative, Bob LaMonte, could be reached for comment.
Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs spent much of Thursday in negotiations for Reid to become the Chiefs coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.The discussions followed nine hours of talks Wednesday that went well enough that Reid canceled plans to interview for other openings, the person told the AP. It’s unclear which details were preventing the atwo sides from reaching an agreement.
The Philadelphia Eagles fired Reid after 14 seasons on Monday, the same day the Chiefs parted ways with coach Romeo Crennel.
The search for Crennel’s replacement has been led by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, who intends to take on more responsibility in the day-to-day operation of the franchise.
Hunt hasn’t said if general manager Scott Pioli will be back but indicated his future could be determined by the next coach.
The Chiefs have a connection with Reid through team president Mark Donovan, who spent six years as the Eagles’ senior vice president of business operations before joining Kansas City. Several members of the Chiefs met with Reid, who has also been linked to openings in Arizona and San Diego, for close to nine hours on Wednesday.Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt began his search for Crennel’s replacement in Atlanta, where he interviewed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter on Tuesday. One day later, Falcons coach Mike Smith said that Koetter had signed a new contract and would not be pursuing a head coaching job.