Shanahan Won’t Be the Next Coach of the Chiefs

Despite what has already been written, it looks more and more like the next Chiefs coach won’t be former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. The following comes from Sports Illustrated about the situation.

Deposed Denver coach Mike Shanahan will “definitely” not coach the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 — nor will he take a coaching job anywhere prior to the 2009 season, an NFL source close to Shanahan said late Friday night. The source said Shanahan was adamant that he was not coaching the Chiefs. This confirms the NFL Network report by Adam Schefter from Friday evening that Shanahan would not take the Kansas City job, which was a response to an ESPN report that Shanahan and the Chiefs were in talks that could have had him replacing Herman Edwards, who was fired by new general manager Scott Pioli Friday.

This leaves the door open for a number of canadiates, including Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who the team would not be able to speak to till after next Sunday’s Super Bowl vs the Steelers.

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