[Kansas City.com] After three tumultuous seasons with Todd Haley and another more tranquil but unsuccessful season under Romeo Crennel, the Chiefs are again searching for a new head coach. Their search is complicated by the uncertain status of general manager Scott Pioli, who hasn’t been fired but could be in the coming days.
Either way, the coaching search will be directed by chairman Clark Hunt and not Pioli. That would likely eliminate possible candidates such as Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and New England assistant Josh McDaniels. Both have ties to Pioli and Hunt most likely would move in a different direction.
Hunt probably won’t give many clues to his thinking, but when he took control of the Chiefs from his late father, Lamar, Hunt said he preferred to hire a young coach who could be with the Chiefs for many years. Given their profound offensive problems this season, it’s also likely Hunt will look for a coach with a background on that side of the ball.