Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with direct knowledge of the situation, refutes the report from this past weekend that the 49ers could consider bringing in former Broncos & Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan to oversee their football operations.
The report also said that Jed York would no longer be involved in football operations and his parents Denise DeBartolo York and Dr. John York won’t be assuming more control of the team.
“[N]one of those things will be happening,” Florio writes. “Jed York won’t be leaving the football operation, his parents (Denise DeBartolo York and Dr. John York) won’t be replacing him, and the team won’t be hiring Mike Shanahan in any capacity.”
Florio’s source suggested that the report likely originated in an effort to get Shanahan’s name circulating in league circles before teams being the process of hiring new head coaches and front office executives.
Shanahan’s name has come up in recent years and he even interviewed for the 49ers’ job last year before they hired Chip Kelly.
Shanahan, 64, spent 14 years as the Broncos head coach and helped them win back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1997 and 1998. He later took over as the Redskins head coach in 2010 and spent four seasons in Washington before he was fired after the 2013 season.
In total, Shanahan’s career record is 170-138 (55.2 percent), which includes eight playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding the 49ers and potential changes as the news is available.