[Kansas City.com] A remarriage between the Chiefs and Marty Schottenheimer is “highly unlikely,” Schottenheimer said Wednesday.
Schottenheimer’s name has been floated as a possible candidate to return to Kansas City, whether as general manager, coach or in a front-office consulting role similar to the position that Bill Parcells holds in Miami.
Schottenheimer didn’t shoot down a return to the Chiefs during a lengthy conversation with The Star but said he did not expect to be working in Kansas City next season.
Schottenheimer said he spoke with Chiefs owner Clark Hunt recently, but Schottenheimer said the conversation was more about sharing his opinion on the team’s direction than a discussion about returning to the city where he coached for a decade.
“It wasn’t a job interview of any kind,” said Schottenheimer, who was 101-58-1 in 10 seasons with the Chiefs. “All he did was ask me my thoughts and my ideas; what I saw from my perspective relative to the Chiefs.”
Schottenheimer said he maintains high interest in the Chiefs’ rebuilding effort, saying Wednesday that he has been watching the developments closely since Peterson announced his resignation nearly three weeks ago.
“I’m very, very confident that the Kansas City Chiefs are going to work very diligently to recapture the kind of success that hey would look to,” he said. “I believe they can and will do that. It’s going to take some time.”