Romeo Crennel is expected to coach the Kansas City Chiefs for more than three games.
The Chiefs are planning to remove the “interim” tag from Crennel’s job title and make him the head coach on a permanent basis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting.
When Crennel was first appointed the interim head coach after the firing of Todd Haley, it appeared that the Chiefs needed a bigger change of course than appointing one of Haley’s assistants to the top job would have provided. But Crennel did impressive work in his three weeks on the job, leading the Chiefs to victories over the Packers and Broncos.
The Chiefs also interviewed former Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, but in the end it looks like they’ve decided the right man for the job was there all along.
Crennel previously spent four seasons as head coach of the Browns, where he went 24-40 and never made the playoffs.