According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are expected to choose between two head coaching candidates, perhaps within the next 24 hours. Those candidates are former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.
49ers expected to choose between Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan for their next HC, per league sources. Decision likely within next 24 hours.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2016
According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, the 49ers interviewed Shanahan on Tuesday. The team interviewed Kelly on January 7.
The 49ers met with Shanahan for six hours last year before ultimately deciding to hire Jim Tomsula as their head coach. He is 178-144 as a head coach, including the postseason.
Hearing that John DeFlippo + Mike Shanahan for the #49ers is a possibility just as DeFlippo + Tom Coughlin was an option.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 14, 2016
Kelly served as the head coach at the University of Oregon from 2009 to 2012. compiling a 46-7 record. He led the Ducks to two Bowl wins over his college coaching career, winning the 2012 Rose Bowl and the 2013 Fiesta Bowl.
He became the head coach of the Eagles in 2013 and had a 26-22 record before being fired on December 29 following a 6-9 2015 season. However, the Eagles finished with a 10-6 record during each of his previous two seasons.