Podcast: Breaking Down the 49ers’ Shutout Victory with Jason Aponte →

Sean Payton, Chip Kelly, Mike Shanahan may be interested in 49ers job

Jan 3, 2016 at 12:30 PM--


It was reported earlier today that the San Francisco 49ers are expected to part ways with head coach Jim Tomsula following today's season finale against the St. Louis Rams at Levi's Stadium. The job isn't even officially available yet and names of interested candidates are already starting to pop up.

The first is more speculation than anything else at this point. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport brought up the fact that, last year, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who is expected to be allowed to explore his options, may have been interested in the 49ers head coaching job. Payton still has two years left on his contract so compensation for him becomes an issue.


NFL Network's Michael Silver is reporting that both Chip Kelly, the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach, and Mike Shanahan, who was interested in the job last year, would be interested in taking over. He went as far as saying that the two have already reached out to the 49ers to express their interest.


Thanks to beat writer Ryan Sakamoto of Ninerfans.com for pointing this news out.


This past week, former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren publicly expressed interest in the 49ers job as well. He too was interested last year, but that interest was one sided as the 49ers themselves never reached out to him.

Earlier today, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the 49ers would like to lure a "big fish," but many are leery about working with Baalke. These reports seem to contradict that notion.

Earlier during their disastrous season, there was a report from Cole stating that the team was leaning toward keeping Tomsula as long as the team competed down the stretch. However, they have been unable to do so and a disgruntled fan base may have changed those plans.

There has been increasing pressure from the Niner Faithful to make a significant change. Fans even went as far as to pay for banners to be flown over two 49ers home games this season. Those banners expressed their disgust with team CEO Jed York. York has been unwilling to address the media or fans until the completion of the season.

Hired as the team's 19th head coach in franchise history, Tomsula has served in the position since being promoted on January 14th of 2015, following the dismissal of Jim Harbaugh after a 2014 season where San Francisco finished with an 8-8 record. Prior to that, Tomsula served as the team's defensive line coach since the 2007 season.

Poll

  • Of the choices below, who would make a better 49ers head coach?
  • Sean Payton
    63%
  • Mike Holmgren
    22%
  • Mike Shanahan
    8%
  • Chip Kelly
    7%
  • 1,564 votes



LISTEN

Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on facing 49ers' Kyle Shanahan, Nick Bosa

By David Bonilla
Nov 29

There are a lot of storylines surrounding the upcoming Week 13 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins. First, it features Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel going up against his former mentor, Kyle Shanahan. It will also feature running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. returning to Levi's Stadium for the first time. But don't discount the storyline of McDaniel being concerned about facing the 49ers defense—specifically, Nick Bosa. On Monday, the Dolphins coach was asked about his concern about game planning for the 49ers' talented pass rusher without left tackle Terron Armstead, who has been ruled out due to a pectoral injury. "If Nick Bosa has a pulse, you're concerned," McDaniel responded (h/t



Kyle Shanahan previews 49ers-Dolphins Week 13 matchup, praises Mike McDaniel

By Site Staff
7 mins

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters as the team prepares for its Week 13 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening Comments: "Alright, for practice today. [DL] Charles Omenihu, knee, will not practice. [RB] Christian McCaffrey, knee, will not practice. [RB] Elijah [Mitchell], knee won't practice. [DL Arik] Armstead, foot/ankle, will be limited. [OL Spencer] Burford ankle, limited or will not practice, we have to warm him up out there and see. [QB] Jimmy [Garoppolo] will be full. [WR] Deebo [Samuel] is limited with a Quad." Can you say exactly what happened with Christian



49ers Notebook: Shanahan happy with backup RBs in Mitchell's absence; 49ers overcome unusual week; Saints' impressive streak snapped

By Kirk Larrabee
Nov 27

It was a strange week for the San Francisco 49ers, who had to work through an unusual schedule that saw them arrive home from their Monday night game in Mexico City in the early morning hours on Tuesday, followed by Thanksgiving on Thursday. Still, they managed to work through it and prepare themselves to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, and in the end they came out on top with a 13-0 win. How did the 49ers work through that schedule? We'll look at that in this version of 49ers Notebook, along with some postgame thoughts from head coach Kyle Shanahan on the running back situation, a look at an impressive streak the 49ers snapped on Sunday, and much more. Let's get it started... (See also:



Troy Aikman on 49ers: If I could hire any coach, Kyle Shanahan would be that guy

By David Bonilla
Nov 21

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, who was in the broadcast booth for Monday night's game in Mexico City between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, said he is "a huge buyer" of the former as a legitimate threat in the NFC. The team is filled with star power and playmakers, evident by its dominant 38-10 primetime win. However, that's not necessarily the main reason the analyst has believed in the Niners for several years. "A big reason for that is because of [head coach] Kyle Shanahan," Aikman said on ESPN's SportsCenter after the game. "If I was in a position to hire a head coach, and I could hire anybody I wanted, Kyle Shanahan would be that guy. The way he's able to utilize his personnel ... I think, as we mentioned in our game, John Lynch, their general


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone