Robert Klemko of MMQB.com reports that former Packers and Seahawks HC Mike Holmgren has expressed interest in the 49ers head-coaching job.
Dave Softy Mahler points out that Holmgren has been “very open” about his interest in returning to the 49ers, and mentioned that he would talk with them regarding an opportunity if they were interested.
As of now, Jim Tomsula is in place as the team’s head coach and has held the position for just one year. While Tomsula is liked by the team’s players and respected by the front office, there’s always a chance that an NFL team could make a change after a disappointing 4-11 season thus far.
Last year, Holmgren met with the Oakland Raiders brass including owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie about their head-coaching vacancy. However, the Raiders elected to go with Jack Del Rio as their head coach over Holmgren.
At the time, Holmgren didn’t completely rule out the possibility of returning to coaching at some point if the right opportunity presented itself.
For his career, Holmgren led the Packers and Seahawks to a combined record of 161-111 (59.19%) in the regular season and 13-11 in the postseason. This includes three NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title with the Packers back in 1996.
We’ll have more regarding the 49ers and Holmgren as the news is available.