***UPDATE: FRIDAY, 4:30 P.M.***(AP) – Andy Reid has arrived in Kansas City and the Chiefs are close to making an announcement that he will become their new coach.Reid and the Chiefs have reportedly agreed to a deal giving the longtime Eagles coach broad authority over football decisions. His deal Friday came hours after the Chiefs announced they had parted with general manager Scott Pioli after four tumultuous seasons.Reid would be inheriting a team that was 2-14 and matched the worst finish in franchise history, but that also had five players voted to the Pro Bowl.It’s expected that Reid would pursue longtime Packers personnel man John Dorsey, one of his close confidants, to work with him as general manager.***ORIGINAL STORY***(AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Andy Reid is nearing a deal to replace Romeo Crennel as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.Reid has no plans to interview for other jobs, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiations.The Philadelphia Eagles fired Reid on Monday, the same day the Chiefs parted ways with Crennel. Several members of the Chiefs met with Reid, who has also been linked to openings in Arizona and San Diego, for close to nine hours on Wednesday.Reid was fired after 14 seasons, six division titles and a Super Bowl appearance.
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