The 49ers have signed a coordinator, all right.
No, not the offensive coordinator . . . at least, not quite yet.
Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky recently signed a contract extension to remain with the 49ers through the 2010 season.
All the 49ers’ assistant coaches are under contract for at least 2009. Additionally, each has agreed to extensions through 2010, and most of those deals have already been signed and submitted.
Anyway, this should dispel the rumor that Singletary has already fired his defensive coordinator. In reference to Manusky, a Dallas-area newspaper reported this week that Singletary “booted his butt.” Manusky was portrayed as a leading candidate to join Wade Phillips’ staff with the Cowboys.
After reading of Manusky’s unexpected departure on Monday, I immediately called him. Manusky was busy breaking down film of the 49ers’ season. He was looking at how the 49ers fared on each particular defensive call throughout the 2008 season.
Manusky is unable to leave the 49ers for any NFL position — other than a head-coaching job — unless the 49ers grant him permission to escape or he is fired. That, of course, is highly unlikely to occur after the 49ers executed a contract extension to retain his services for the next two seasons.
* * *