Chiefs head coach Andy Reid shuts down talk of retirement

Andy Reid insists he hasn’t even contemplated retirement amid doubts over his future with the Kansas City Chiefs after their second straight Super Bowl win.

The Chiefs became the first team since the New England Patriots in 2005 to retain the Super Bowl on Sunday night after claiming a thrilling 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.

It was another historic evening for Reid, who has now guided Kansas City to three Vince Lombardi trophies in five years, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest coaches of all time.

Heading into his latest Super Bowl, the 65-year-old’s future was the subject of widespread speculation, with some expecting him to retire on a high if his team got the better of the Niners.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid insists he hasn't even contemplated retirement

Reid guided the Chiefs to a second straight Vince Lombardi Trophy in Las Vegas on Sunday

Mecole Hardman Jr (right) scored the winning touchdown for the Chiefs in overtime

But fresh from their triumph in Vegas, Reid shut down any chance of him calling time on his coaching career and riding off into the sunset.

‘Honestly, I haven’t even thought about it. But people keep asking me,’ he said about the talk of retirement on Monday.

Reid then joked: ‘I keep asking myself, why didn’t [Bill] Belichick and Pete [Carroll] retire? Ask those old guys the question!

‘I’m the old guy now, so I guess I’m gonna be asked it. But I really haven’t gone there, I haven’t really thought about it.’

Reid was at the center of controversy on Sunday night after star tight end Travis Kelce was seen pushing the Chiefs coach and shouting in his face for taking him out of a play.

The pair’s interaction set off a social media firestorm of memes as viewers speculated about what was said. At one point it appeared as though Kelce nearly knocked Reid off of his feet.

Amid the post-game celebrations following their overtime victory against the 49ers, Reid said that Kelce simply told him: ‘Sorry about that.’

Travis Kelce screamsed in the face of coach Reid during an incredible touchline meltdown

‘He came over and gave me a hug… He just wants to be on the field and he wants to play. There’s nobody I get better than I get him. He’s a competitive kid, and he loves to play. He makes me feel young,’ Reid told ESPN.

Kansas City prevailed in overtime despite losing the coin toss, with San Francisco opting to take the ball first and eventually kick for a field goal.

That allowed Patrick Mahomes to find Mecole Hardman Jnr in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown, which sealed a 25-22 comeback victory.

After the game, the likes of Mahomes and Kelce partied the night away at a Vegas afterparty – where celebrities including Travis’ girlfriend Taylor Swift were spotted.

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