BOSTON (CBS) – Romeo Crennel is reportedly out as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
According ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs will fire Crennel on Monday following a 4-15 record over two seasons as head coach.
Crennel was originally hired as Kansas City’s defensive coordinator in 2010, but took over head coaching duties after Todd Haley was fired 13 games into the 2011 season. He went 2-1 in the season’s final three games and remained KC’s head coach for 2012, but only led the Chiefs to two wins despite manning the sidelines for a full season.
This is the second time Crennel has been let go as a head coach, as he was also fired by the Cleveland Browns following the 2008 season. In his five years as a head coach, Crennel has a 28-55 record and just one winning season.
Crennel’s unemployment will fuel speculation that he could return to the Patriots in some capacity, where he served as defensive coordinator from 2001-2004.
According to Shefter, the Chiefs will not part ways with general manager Scott Pioli — at least not yet. Pioli took over the Cheifs in 2009 after nine seasons with the Patriots, with Kansas City just 23-40 under his watch.
After going 2-14 in 2012, the Chiefs will have the number-one overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.