[Kansas City.com] One of the NFL’s most accomplished head coaches hit the job market this week when Andy Reid was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles. And he may be coming to Kansas City to coach the Chiefs.
The Chiefs interviewed Reid for nine hours Wednesday in Philadelphia, and ESPN reported the sides are on the verge of an agreement that would bring Reid to Kansas City to coach the Chiefs.
In a conflicting report, the NFL Network reported that Reid would interview as originally planned for the vacant coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals and plans to interview with the San Diego Chargers, who are also looking for a new head coach.
Updated: 1/3/13 @ 12:57 p.m.
ESPN is reporting that the Chiefs are on the verge of a deal to make Andy Reid their next head coach.
There still are minor details to work out, but after nine hours of meetings Wednesday, one source involved in the talks said “the major issues have been discussed and agreed upon.”
One source close to Reid said this morning, “This is going to happen fast.”
The two sides spent the day Wednesday meeting at a private airport in the Philadelphia area. Reid had been scheduled to fly to Arizona to speak to Cardinals officials about their head-coaching opening, but talks progressed with the Chiefs to the point where no hangups are expected.
The Chiefs’ contingent of officials included owner Clark Hunt, general manager Scott Pioli, executive Ryan Petkoff and president Mark Donovan, who used to work in Philadelphia with Reid.