[9News.com] Mike Shanahan may not have a new job after all. After reports surfaced the former Denver Broncos head coach was close to taking the top job with the Kansas City Chiefs, those reporting that have backtracked.
ESPN now reports only that the Chiefs are targeting Shanahan for their head coaching job after the team fired Herm Edwards on Friday. Initially, ESPN reported that a deal was near between the Chiefs and Shanahan.
The NFL Network’s Adam Schefter, who recently finished writing a book with ex-Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, maintains Shanahan will not be taking the job with the Chiefs and is not considering it.
“They are not near a deal. They are not near a deal right now, they were not near a deal yesterday, they will not be near a deal tomorrow. Mike Shanahan will not be the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs,” Schefter told 9NEWS. “All the people in Denver can stop worrying or stop talking about it, it’s not happening. I know there have been national reports to the other effect. I’m here to tell you just the opposite, it’s not going to happen.”
Schefter says he has spoken with Shanahan directly about it.