The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Steve Spagnuolo as their new defensive coordinator.

Spagnuolo replaces Bob Sutton, who was fired Tuesday.

He shares an agent with Andy Reid, who he coached under for two years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Steve is a bright defensive mind with a lot of coaching experience and success in our league," Reid said in a statement. "I know him well from our time together in Philadelphia and I feel that his leadership skills and teaching abilities, combined with his scheme, will be a great fit for our team as we move forward."