49ers News: Mike Holmgren Was Interested In 49ers Coaching Job, But Front Office Said No

Jed York and the San Francisco 49ers are leaving no stone unturned as they continue to search for Jim Harbaugh's replacement, but they've already turned down one interested party: former Packers/Seahawks HC Mike Holmgren was reportedly interested in the 49ers job, but that interest wasn't mutual.

Holmgren - a San Francisco native who was a star QB at Abraham Lincoln High School in the Sunset District - was the 49ers QBs coach from 1986-1988 and the offensive coordinator from 1989-1991. Two teams reached out to Holmgren to offer him their vacant coaching positions (he declined to name which ones), but he told them he wasn't interested - the 49ers are reportedly the only team he contacted about their vacancy.

Holmgren has been out of the game since a less-than-glamorous stint as President of the Cleveland Browns ended in 2012. With the 49ers off the table, he reportedly isn't interested in coaching anywhere else.

San Francisco's coaching search has taken a number of turns in the short time it's been going on - while defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was heavily linked to the job early on, he's seen the hype fade as the team has leaned more towards defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as an in-house option. Elsewhere, the 49ers have interviewed Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, former Jets HC Rex Ryan, and Broncos OC Adam Gase. The team has also requested interviews with Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, Lions DC Teryl Austin and Browns OC Kyle Shanahan, but it's unclear when those will take place.

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