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The San Francisco 49ers are expected to hire Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach. Shanahan and the 49ers will begin conducting a second round of interviews with potential general manager candidates on Saturday, January 28. The Falcons are preparing for Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots.

The 49ers can meet with Shanahan because the Falcons will be enjoying a bye week. Atlanta is spending the beginning of the week preparing to face New England.

Update:
The 49ers have hired former NFL safety and FOX analyst John Lynch to be their new general manager.

Below is a list of the known general manager candidates that will have second interviews with the 49ers, who will now be joined by Shanahan.

General Manager Second Interviews


Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27
FOX analyst John Lynch (HIRED)

Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28
Vikings assistant general manager George Paton
First interview was on January 6

Saturday, January 28
Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough
First interview was on January 13

Out of the Running


Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane

Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer

Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III

ESPN analyst, former director of pro personnel Louis Riddick

Declined


Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf

Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst