The Kansas City Chiefs have taken off the interim tag off head coach Romeo Crennel, and named him the head coach, on Monday.

Crennel was the defensive coordinator for the Chiefs for the start of the 2010 season, and then replaced Todd Haley after 13 games, and helped lead the Chiefs to a 2-1 record to end the season.

One of the victories was a 19-14 victory over the then-undefeated Green Bay Packers. The other victory was a 7-3 road win over the Denver Broncos, who advanced into the AFC divisional series with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The lone loss was to the Oakland Raiders in overtime.

The way in which he creates accountability and respect amongst the team creates a very productive work environment and will be critical in continuing to develop our young core of players, said Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli, on the club's Web site.

Crennel, 64, had his struggles as a head coach with the Cleveland Browns, finishing with a 24-40 record. However, the Browns' job was considered a challenge for any head coach.

Crennel had previous success as a defensive coordinator with the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.