Several media organizations reported Wednesday that Mangini, 37, a week after being fired by the New York Jets, will be introduced today at a news conference at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio.
Mangini reportedly reached an agreement on a four-year deal with the club. That’s quite a step up from his ballboy days in Cleveland in 1994 helping out then-coach Bill Belichick.
Mangini went 23-25 and made the playoffs once in three seasons with the Jets, who lost four of their last five games and missed the playoffs after an 8-3 start.Mangini will take over the job from one of his best friends in football, Romeo Crennel, who was just fired. The friendship dates to the duo’s days as assistants with the Jets under Bill Parcells. Mangini was a defensive assistant while Crennel was the Jets’ defensive line coach during 1997-99