The Kansas City Chiefs have named Romeo Crennel their head coach, according to the Associated Press.
"We are very excited to name Romeo the new head coach of the Chiefs," Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said in a prepared statement. "In 30 years as a coach in the National Football League, Romeo has established an outstanding track record of success, and we believe his experience and proven ability make him the best person to help us reach our goal of consistently competing for championships."
The vacancy in Kansas City became available when former head coach Todd Haley was fired Dec. 12 after a disappointing 5-8 start for the Chiefs. At the time Crennel took over as the interim head coach, and helped lead the team to an upset victory over the Green Bay Packers, ruining their perfect season. Crennel previously had a four-year stint as head coach of the Cleveland Browns; his best season as head coach was 2007, when he led the Browns to a 10-6 record. In his other three seasons, he combined to go 14-34.