The Cleveland Browns plan to hire Kevin Stefanski as head coach.

Sefanski will replace Freddie Kitchens.

The Browns met with eight candidates, including 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.

Stefanski played defensive back at Penn. After graduating in 2005, he went to work for the Vikings, where he remained an assistant for the past 13 years.

Stefanski took over as interim offensive coordinator in Minnesota during the 2018 season and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019.